Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Los Angeles
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brad Haydel
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

To collaborate among faculty, students, staff, and administrators to facilitate the adoption of best practices, policies, projects and technologies to improve the future environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the campus community.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Members will be responsible for serving on one (1) of the CSC subcommittees corresponding to the categories listed under the Operations section of the STARS reporting framework: 1) Air & Climate, 2) Energy & Buildings, 3) Purchasing, Dining Services & Grounds, 4) Transportation, 5) Waste Management, and 6) Water Conservation.

Subcommittees will work to support the respective sections of the Climate Action Plan, Resilience Assessments, STARS reporting, and the development of 1-year tactical plans at the beginning of the academic year with specific project goals and targets.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Brad Haydel, Energy and Sustainability Manager

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Cal State LA's Energy and Sustainability Manager was hired in April 2015 under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction.

The Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC) responsibilities include:

Serve in an advisory capacity to the President and is charged with educating and engaging campus stakeholders and external partners on sustainability issues through research, projects, workshops, and other events.

Participate in the development of campus policies and procedures to:
a. Promote and support a culture of sustainability.
b. Enhance the sustainability literacy of students, faculty, and staff.
c. Review research of past and current sustainability initiatives in higher education.
d. Coordinate and implement plans, projects, programs, policies and procedures to make campus operations more sustainable.
e. Review new and existing campus sustainability goals and program metrics.
f. Assess, monitor, and update sustainability practices and procedures
g. Recommend new or enhanced sustainability strategies to campus divisions for consideration.
h. Partner and collaborate with campus entities and the community.
i. Advise the Office of the President and other campus decision makers.
j. Disseminate information about campus sustainability efforts throughout the campus, community, and beyond.

Review and recommend sustainability policies and procedures in such areas as waste and recycling, academics, transportation, green building, food systems, water, climate and energy, landscape and ecosystem management, community, and social equity.

Assist the integration of sustainability into key planning documents, standard operating policies, procedures, and forms.

Facilitate communication of initiatives, strategic plans, assessments, and updates on campus sustainability efforts, both internally and externally, with triennial updates to two sustainability reports:
a. Cal State LA’s Climate Action Plan, including Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory and Campus-Community Resilience Assessment.
b. AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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