Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

California State University, Fullerton
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Lea Jarnagin
Dean of Students
Student 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 that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

Campus Efforts towards Sustainability are listed within the Center for Sustainability website.


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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Links to sustainability related news are posted on the Center for Sustainability website News page.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

The Gastronome features signage throughout and a multiple TV monitor wall that displays information about the sustainable food system including vegetarian, vegan, and local options as well as packaging and utensils. Signage is located in the food court at the Titan Student Union pertaining to sustainable food and packaging options available.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Sustainability is promoted in the Self-Guided Campus Tour. The brochure references current campus efforts in Sustainability:
1. Trigeneration Plant: Opened in 2010 to allow the campus to produce approximately half of all the power it uses. The energy produced is eco-friendly, saves resources, and allows the University to meet is heating, cooling, and electrical needs.
2. Education/Classes: All departments and colleges include the “green” concept in education and promote classes and programs that contain a sustainability focus. For example, Anthropology, Art, Biological Science, Chemistry, Communications, Economics, Elementary and Bilingual Education, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geology, Liberal Studies, Management, Sociology, Women's Studies all offer courses that include sustainability.
3. Associated Students, CSUF, Inc. (ASI): has been working with students, volunteers, staff, faculty, and interested parties to promote greater environmental sustainability. ASI’s sustainability efforts include use of recycled and/or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper products and print materials, waterless urinal experiment, use of energy efficient bulbs, composting, and cardboard recycling.
4. Water Conservation: on the campus consists of low-flow fixtures, low volume irrigation, and drought tolerant vegetation. Green Campus Programs
5. Roots & Shoots: is an active club that seeks to create positive change for our community, for animals, and for the environment. This club is part of the Roots & Shoots network that branches out across the globe, connecting youth of all ages who share a common desire to help make our world a better place.
6. Environmental Studies Student Association (ESSA): is a student association that provides support and advocacy for CSUF Environmental Studies students. Working with excellent instructors and mentors from an array of departments and a pool of highly trained environmental professionals from local and regional governments, as well as private environmental firms, this large student body brings more sustainability forces to the campus.


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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

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

The Parking and Transportation website provides information about alternatives to drive-alone vehicles with links for Students and Faculty/Staff. Information is available regarding carpool/vanpool, U-Pass for public transportation, cycling, walking, and the impacts of cars on the environment.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The Volunteer and Service Center compiles and publishes the Guide to Conscious Living in Orange County. The guide includes many ways to live a more socially responsible life within the community and features information about local farmers markets, thrift stores, reducing personal waste, environmental advocacy, personal health, recycling, health food stores, dining, shopping, texts, online green resources, green artists, and green recreation.


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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 regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

While there is no assigned column or beat, sustainability topics regularly appear in the Daily Titan.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

CSUF News, Inside CSUF, Spotlight, and Titan Mag frequently publish articles highlighting campus sustainability efforts. Articles online contain links to related articles.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

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The Center for Sustainability was established at CSUF in 2009 and is a campus focal point for sustainability-centered activities. These include facilitating the development and inclusion of sustainability-centered topics in the university’s curriculum, supporting external grant-getting by faculty members and other members of the university community, encouraging interaction among faculty members from different disciplines, reaching out to members of the greater community interested in sustainability, providing leadership in efforts to make the campus more sustainable, and coordinating sustainability-related activities on campus.

The Center for Sustainability website publishes materials regarding Campus Efforts, Student Action, Community Engagement, News, and Events in Sustainability.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
No

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