Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.57
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date May 20, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Monterey Bay
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lacey Raak
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning and Development
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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):

Includes information on reporting, sustainable operations, academics, events and opportunities.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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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:

A sustainability facebook site is managed by the student Environmental Affairs Committee.

Instagram is managed by the sustainability office student team and highlights sustainability actions and information from throughout campus.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

The campus newspaper, the Otter Realm has two student reporters assigned to sustainability issues.

Verde is a recurring column of the campus newspaper.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

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

Digital Commons, is managed by the campus library.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

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

Yes, there is information readily available throughout the dining commons and other dining lcoations about our offerings. We always have multiple meatless options and vegan options. We also have nutrition information available, food waste, composting, waste diversion practices, sustainable seafood, and regularly promote the local vendors that we work with.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

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

Fog collection signage describes water collection to irrigate native trees.

A building demolition site that is currently being restored to natives has signage saying "Native plant restoration in progress".


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

A web-based walking tour is available and describes sustainability highlights from throughout campus.


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

A MoveMB brochure is distributed annually to inform campus community members of their mobility options. Guide includes information on every sustainable transportation program on campus, and directs users on where to find learn more about bicycling, transit, carpooling, walking and more. Resources include - rideshare, bicycling, regional connections including Monterey Salinas Transit, accessibility options.


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:

Signage is located at strategic locations to route bicyclists to the more than 5 miles of Bicycle Boulevards and Bike Lanes throughout campus. Map kiosks are situated at decision points along main walkways to direct pedestrains towards their destination.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Green living tips are incorporated into a booklet given to each student at move-in.

Resident Advisers also have a new program called SARA - Sustainable Actions for Residential Advisers, which promote sustainable living as well as sustainable programming in the residential halls


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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
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A brief description of these materials or publications:
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