Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 42.65
Liaison Jillian Buckholz
Submission Date April 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, East Bay
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jillian Buckholz
Director of Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

Cal State East Bay's SustainEB website is the central sustainability website. It contains information in 6 areas: About, Faculty, Students, Operations, Commitments, and News & Events. Visitors can easily explore the site to learn more about campus sustainability as it relates to one or more of these areas.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

Cal State East Bay's Office of Sustainability uses Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as its primary social media outlets. The Associated Students Sustainability Affairs Committee also has a Facebook page.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The Center for Student Research funds student research. Students receive up to $1500 per year in scholarships for participating in faculty-mentored research in all disciplines, including sustainability, and may receive funding for research supplies and travel to meetings. The Student Research Symposium is held every year as part of the CSUEB Week of Scholarship. The event consist of poster presentations of student research in all disciplines, including sustainability.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

The Student & Faculty Service Building is LEED Platinum certified and has signage related to the buildings environmental features in the main lobby. The Recreation & Wellness Center also features several signs that feature the sustainability aspects of the building.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

In the Dining Commons, there is a "rolling wall" made up of 9 different panels containing information regarding sustainable food, responsible procurement, green buildings, energy and water conservation, transportation, and waste stream management. Other panels include information regarding Carbon Footprint reduction and food waste reduction.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

Cal State East Bay employs drought signage on campus, which serves a dual purpose of educating about the drought in California and educating about our water-conservation practices at Cal State East Bay. The signs are placed on campus lawns which are not watered during droughts.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A map of campus sustainability features can be found on the SustainEastBay website and also in the campus mobile app.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

An Alternative Transportation Guide of all alternative transportation methods available to the Cal State East Bay community has been compiled and is given to each individual that purchases a campus parking pass.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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