Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 42.65
Liaison Jillian Buckholz
Submission Date April 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, East Bay
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jillian Buckholz
Director of Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The California State University East Bay (CSUEB) Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC) was created in Spring 2015 in order to fulfill: the California State University System Sustainability Policy; CSUEB Shared Strategic Commitment to “contribute to a sustainable planet through our academic programs, university operations, and individual behavior”; its sustainability Institutional Learning Outcome to “act responsibly and sustainably at local, national, and global levels”; and in response to the signing of the American Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) by President Morishita, which includes a requirement to establish an institutional structure to oversee the development and implementation of the associated requirements.

Through transparent decision-making and open discussion forums, the CSC will advise campus entities on issues related to environmental, economic, and social sustainability at CSUEB.

The objectives of the CSC include:

-Promote and support a culture of sustainability at CSUEB;
-Enhance the sustainability literacy of students, faculty, and staff;
-Review research of past and current sustainability initiatives in higher education;
-Coordinate and implement plans, projects, programs, policies and procedures to make campus operations more sustainable;
-Review new and existing campus sustainability goals and program metrics;
-Assess, monitor, and update sustainability practices and procedures;
-Recommend new or enhanced sustainability strategies to campus divisions for consideration, as appropriate;
-Partner and collaborate with campus entities and the community;
-Advise the Office of Sustainability; and
-Disseminate information about campus sustainability efforts throughout the campus, community, and beyond.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Ex-Officio Members:
Co-Chairs: Provost and Vice President of Finance and Administration
Director of Sustainability
Associate Vice President of Campus Life
Associate Vice President of Facilities Development and Operations
Associate Vice President of University Extension
Executive Director of University Communications
University Diversity Officer
Associated Students Director of Sustainability Affairs
Environmental Services Manager, The City of Hayward

Two-Year Term (with option of one-year renewal):
Faculty (4)
Presidential Designee (1)


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jillian Buckholz, Director of Sustainability

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Current projects and activites in the Office of Sustainability include:
-Ensuring the campus is meeting statewide and CSU-system wide sustainability goals and requirements
-Leading the assessment, monitoring, updating and development of sustainability plans, procedures and policies
-Assisting faculty in supporting curriculum development, professional development, and research opportunities in the area of sustainability
-Supporting staff by being a conduit to other CSU sustainability projects and champions, providing educational resources, and creating collaborations with interns and/or courses
-Providing co-curricular learning experiences for students through internships, employment, clubs/organizations, service learning opportunities and events
-Serving as a hub for community and regional partners looking to connect with our campus on issues related to sustainability
-Disseminating information about campus sustainability efforts throughout the campus, community, and beyond


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Director of Sustainability

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Additional information about current projects and activities of the Office of Sustainability can be found at:

http://www.csueastbay.edu/oaa/sustaineb/about/priorities.html

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