Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.84
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date May 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Fullerton
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Stephanie Del Rosario
Sustainability Analyst
Physical Plant
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Cal State Fullerton is an active member of several national sustainability networks. CSUF uses these networks to collaborate and share information with other higher education institutions.

• APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities

• Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

• College and University Recycling Coalition

• Second Nature's Climate Leadership Network

• U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Alliance (Higher Education Sector)

• United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

CSUF is an active participant in several regional networks to share resources and ideas.

• CSU AASHE STARS Working Group
• CSU Energy Managers Affinity Group
• CSU Sustainability Officers Affinity Group
• CSU Waste Management Working Group
• Southern California Sustainability Officers Group
• UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership
• UC/CSU Utility Partnership

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

Campus lead CSU Long Beach submitted a case study to AASHE's 2021 Sustainability Awards on the collaborative efforts to plan and execute the system wide virtual events Climate Justice = Social Justice. During the 2020-21 academic year, Sustainability Officers from across the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, the largest public university system in the U.S., joined forces to coordinate a series of educational and empowering events focused on the themes of climate justice, environmental racism, and intersectional sustainability. Because the pandemic forced all programming and educational events to be conducted virtually, the CSU Sustainability Officers decided to turn this challenge into an opportunity to pool their resources and collective energy to organize larger, more impactful event than they would be able to pull off alone. The result of this collaboration was a series of virtual programs spread across two semesters that engaged thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members across California (and beyond) in important conversations about the need to create a more inclusive, representative, and justice-focused sustainability movement. https://hub.aashe.org/browse/casestudy/24678/California-State-University-System-wide-Climate-Justice-and-Intersectional-Sustainability-Speaker-Series

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

In Spring 2021, CSU Fullerton hosted the monthly Sustainability Officers Affinity meeting for the sustainability network in the California State University (CSU) System. CSUF hosted and coordinated the networking meeting which brings together sustainability staff throughout California to discuss sustainability programs and initiatives.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

• CSU Energy Managers
The CSU Energy Managers Affinity Group gives campus energy managers an opportunity to share model practices and learn from each other’s experiences. Energy managers collaborate on critical topics such as renewable energy and carbon reduction, energy efficiency, and high-performance building design. The Energy Managers Affinity Group works to ensure the CSU is operating in a clean and fiscally responsible manner.

• CSU ​​Sustain​​ab​ility Officers Affinity Group
The systemwide Sustainability Affinity Group identifies and advocates for university operations and engagement model practices that minimize our campuses' impact on the environment. Supporting the CSU core mission and the CSU Sustainability Policy, the Affinity Group works to benchmark and continuously improve their campuses as recognized national leaders in sustainability.


Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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