Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.82
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Long Beach
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Holli Fajack
Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Planning and Facilities Management
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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):

AASHE, Second Nature Climate Leadership Network, and United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Climate Reality Leadership Corps

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):

UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership, CSU Sustainability Officers Affinity Group, CSU Energy Managers Affinity Group, CSU Waste Management Working Group, CSU STARS Working Group, Southern California Sustainability Officers Group, State Electronics Challenge, California Association of Public Procurement Officials, Los Angeles County Pando Days network

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):

University staff presented at both the 2019 and 2020 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) and the 2019 AASHE Conference.

CHESC 2019 Presentations:

"College of Professional/International Education: First CSU NZE Classroom Building"

"Student Success Center: Adaptive Renovation for a Sustainable Building"

"Clean Energy Master Plan - Long Term Campus Planning for Carbon Neutrality"

CHESC 2020 Presentations:

"Zero Waste: It's harder than you think!"

"CSULB Reclaimed Water Supply to Central Plant Cooling Towers"

AASHE 2019 Presentation:

"CSU Says Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics"

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):

CSULB submitted case studies/nominations to the 2019 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for the following projects:

Clean Energy Master Plan (awarded)

College of Professional and International Education Building: First Net Zero Energy Classroom Building in the CSU (awarded)
Student Success Center LEED Gold Major Renovation

CSULB also submitted a nomination to Second Nature's 2018 Climate Leadership Award program and was awarded an Honorable Mention in the "Student Preparedness" category.

The university also submitted a nomination to the Green Electronics Council and was recognized as one of the 2020 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners.

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):

Our Director of Procurement (at the time), who is our campus champion for sustainable procurement policy and activities, served on the 2019 CHESC committee responsible for reviewing and selecting the Transportation-focused session presentations.

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:


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 :

Pando Days 2019/20 brought together ten Southland colleges and universities over a ten-month period to create ingenious new initiatives for a resilient Los Angeles County.

Each Pando Days team selected a different goal from the County’s sustainability plan and developed a way to meet it, with a prototyped proof-of-concept.

The team from CSULB's Immersive Design Research Lab took on the challenge of promoting an "urban oceans interface". Students and faculty from the Design department worked together to engage community partners, and mobilize to empower the people of our diverse neighborhoods (both as hosts and as entrusted keepers) linking our rivers and magnificent ocean along an unbroken green ring of healthy activities; working to become a model of culture driving sustainable human living at the urban ocean interface. Learn more about the project here: https://pandopopulus.com/programs/pando-days/schools-projects/cal-state-long-beach/

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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