Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.77
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date July 6, 2017
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Long Beach
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Holli Fajack
Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Planning and Facilities Management
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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):

This website highlights CSULB's commitment to promoting sustainability through our campus operations, academic programs, and engagement efforts. It provides a centralized place to learn how the university is working to conserve resources and educate our students and campus community about ways that they can contribute to creating a more sustainable world.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

The newsletter is distributed monthly via email to a distribution list of more than 1200 students, faculty, staff and community partners. The purpose of the newsletter is to highlight sustainability achievements of Cal State University, Long Beach students, faculty, & staff and provide information about events, scholarships, internship opportunities, grants, training programs, workshops and more.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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:

CSULB Sustainability can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. We use these channels to highlight sustainability news, events, and opportunities both at CSULB and beyond.


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:

N/A


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?:
No

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

N/A


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

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

Two of our LEED certified buildings have Lucid dashboards which provide information about the sustainability features of the building as well as real-time information about building energy use.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
No

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

N/A


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?:
No

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

N/A


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?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

N/A


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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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:

Parking Services website provides information about the various sustainable transportation programs available to students, faculty, and staff. In addition, Parking and Transportation Services has created a video and pamphlet detailing alternative transportation programs.


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)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

Parking and Transportation Services produces a campus bicycle map to help community members navigate the campus and find secure places to lock up their bikes. Parking and Transportation Services also organizes free monthly bicycle safety and bike maintenance workshops on the second Wednesday of each month during fall and spring semesters. The university also participates in annual Rideshare, Bike to Work, and Health & Safety events to raise awareness about zero emissions transportation options which also contribute to personal health.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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:

N/A


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?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) has a Sustainability section on their website which highlights Sustain U, an ad hoc student and staff sustainability committee which was the first committee on campus dedicated solely to sustainability issues. The website also provides information about the composting program in the University Student Union, as well as the ASI run Recycling Center.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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Additional social media platforms focused on sustainability:
https://twitter.com/CSULB_Sustain
https://www.instagram.com/csulb_sustainability/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbpnT4UFIpAn8ChNHu9pLSA

Additional URL for building signage that highlights green building features:
http://buildingdashboard.com/clients/csulb/horn/

Additional URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
Bike Route: http://daf.csulb.edu/maps/pdf/bike.pdf

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