Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.01
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date May 9, 2024

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Holli Fajack
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability, Beach Building Services
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
The newsletter is distributed monthly via email to a distribution list of approximately 2400 students, faculty, staff, and community partners. The purpose of the newsletter is to highlight the 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. CSULB Sustainability can be found on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) Instagram, Linked In, and YouTube. We use these channels to highlight sustainability news, events, and opportunities both at CSULB and beyond. https://www.facebook.com/CSULBSustainability/ https://www.instagram.com/csulb_sustainability https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbpnT4UFIpAn8ChNHu9pLSA

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
All of our LEED-certified buildings have placards to signify their designation. Three LEED-certified buildings also have lucid dashboards that provide information about the sustainability features of the building as well as real-time information about building energy use. All of our campus zero waste stations have comprehensive signage. Wayfinding signage in our largest surface parking lot is sustainability-themed with sections such as "Clean Energy", "Zero Waste", and "Local Food". Lastly, our solar-powered fleet golf carts display signage that reads "Powered by the Sun."

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
A virtual tour including 13 stops that exhibit CSULB's sustainability features such as landscaping, green building, renewable energy, and more is available at the following URL: https://map.concept3d.com/?id=1314#!ct/45996,44104,41975,55572,55573?s/?t/3938:1

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
The Office of Sustainability provides a concise infographic with ways for students to live on campus sustainably at the following URL: https://www.csulb.edu/sustainability/zero-waste-tips-0 The graphic features tips on conserving water and energy, waste reduction, and more. It is also used at tabling events during move-in days to foster conversation with students new to on-campus housing and instill sustainable living practices from the start of their time at CSULB.

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
The Office of Sustainability has developed various outreach materials to promote the campus zero-waste initiative "Waste Not." These include an informational video, a comprehensive website, signage, and a "how-to" brochure that each office occupant receives when they receive their deskside mini-landfill bin. Additionally, we collaborated with the Custodial Services staff to develop a business-card sized reminder notification that staff who clean offices overnight can leave on a workstation as a gentle and friendly reminder to employees in that space to properly dispose of their waste and recyclables and ensure the cleanliness of their unlined mini bins.

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Reporting Period: AY 2023-24

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