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

STARS v2.2

California State University, Long Beach
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Holli Fajack
Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Planning and Facilities Management
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
President's Commission on Sustainability Annual Budget

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Department driven

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

The President’s Commission of Sustainability (PCS), formerly the Sustainability Task Force (STF), was established by the university’s President to integrate sustainability into all aspects of campus life. As part of the President’s annual budget, the PCS receives $10,000 each year to support campus sustainability projects including small-scale infrastructure projects and outreach or educational initiatives. Examples include funding the refurbishment of bike fix-it stations, supporting a faculty workshop on infusing sustainability into the curriculum, supporting annual Earth Week and Sustainability Month events, and making it possible for faculty, staff, and students to attend various sustainability-focused training and conferences. Before the STF was retired to make way for the establishment of the PCS, the STF received funding to support sustainability projects and initiatives from the office of the Vice President of Administration and Finance.

A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

In order to determine which projects receive funding, the PCS adheres to the following decision-making protocol:

1.) Fund requesters must submit a formal proposal to the PCS which clearly outlines the proposed project or initiative, details the amount of funds requested, and provides a justification for the request by stating how it will help achieve campus sustainability goals.
2.) The PCS reviews the proposal and voted on at the next monthly Commission meeting. Proposals approved by more than 50% of PCS voting members receive funding.
3.) The Office of Sustainability then works directly with the President’s Office to process the distribution of funds.

Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
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