Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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California State University, Chico
PAE-13: Staff Professional Development in Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Fletcher Alexander
Sustainability Programs Manager
Institute for Sustainable Development
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Does the institution make training and professional development opportunities in sustainability available to all staff?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

Sustainable Consultation of Office Practices (SCOOP) is a student group who provides consultation of office practices and assists offices in implementing reccommended practices related to sustainability. The group, which has operated on campus for five years, works with offices to implement changes across five areas:


Waste 7 Recycling



Employee Health & Wellness

Offices that have met certain criteria in these five areas, including commitments by staff related to behavior changes, are certified as 'Green Offices' and recognized by the campus.

In addition to the consultations, the group also provides brown bag lunches and workshops covering topics from improving indoor air quality with use of the indoor plants in the office to reducing waste in office functions to implementing lighting strategies in the office. The group works to inform, support, and connect campus staff with resources.

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability are available:

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