Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.41
Liaison Jillian Leach
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Chico
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 James Pushnik
Institute for Sustainable Development
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Climate Leadership Initiative

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:


The Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) will serve as a catalyst for multi-sector conversations that would explore and educate about the diverse approaches toward achieving climate neutrality and campus sustainability. Using the campus as a Learning Laboratory modeling sustainable development strategies; integrating curriculum and campus operations into applied learning experience and research opportunities for faculty, staff and students.


To encourage and engage in cross campus dialogue and ideation with faculty, staff and students about approaches to campus sustainability. The CLI seeks to investigate and educate about sustainable development mechanisms that both explore and inform about best practices toward meeting campus climate commitments of neutrality and resilience.

Assemble a multi-sector campus vision for campus sustainability through shared dialogues

Conduct a gap analysis between current and idealized actions and identify progress development indicators.

Investigate innovations that will facilitate the realization of the development path

Analyze and prioritize the cost-benefit considerations of innovations that would assist in achieving the campus commitments

Provide a unified recommendation to policy decision making bodies

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Air & Climate
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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