Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.57
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date May 20, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Monterey Bay
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lacey Raak
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning and Development
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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:

"Overview of Charge
The mission of the committee is to promote sustainability throughout CSUMB. The Committee will build awareness, understanding, and a culture of sustainability on campus.

The Committee will foster dialogue, support the advancement of goals identified in the Climate Action Plan, assist with reporting requirements and provide a venue for campus organizations, units and groups to work collaboratively to advance sustainability principles throughout campus.

The Committee will review campus practices that may prohibit or hinder progress on achieving sustainability goals and will provide recommendations for improvements. In addition to these broad responsibilities, the committee will also identify one-year actions on an annual basis.

One-Year Actions (July 2015 – June 2016)
1. Identify sustainability priority areas and initiate campus action and program development.
2. Advise and provide recommendations on the development of the Master Plan Update
3. Develop a campus-wide definition of sustainability


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

Chair
VP Administration and Finance Kevin Saunders
Committee Staff
Sustainability Director Lacey Raak
Academic Representatives
College of Business Shyam Kamath
School of the Environment (College of Science) Dan Fernandez
College of Health Sciences and Human Services Britt Rios-Ellis
College of Education Jose Luis Alvarado
College of Arts Humanities and Social Science - Patrick Belanger
Staff Representatives
Energy Manager Mike Lerch
Campus Planner Anya Spear
Facilities Director Joe Nugent
Campus Planner Mathew McCluney
Procurement Art Evjen
Communications staff Noah Rappahan
Communications staff Chip Lenno
Service Learning Staff Laura Lee Leink
Athletics Staff Kirby Gary
Student Affairs Joanna Iwata
Student Affairs Andrew Porteus
Human Resources Mark Alabanza
Special Events Phylis Grillo
Student Representatives
Associated Student Environmental Ambassador Ava Castro
Special Representatives Holly Ochoa
Other Student Representatives - Carolyn Hinman, Robert Harding, Noah Sforza


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Office currently includes one full time staff member and 5 part-time student employees. It is housed within Campus Planning and Development and works with stakeholders throughout campus to advance the vision of creating a sustainable campus while educating and engaging students.


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:
Lacey Raak, Sustainability Director

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:

The campus hired its first sustainability director in May 2015. The hiring of this position led to the creation of the President's Sustainability Committee a waste task force a water task force, development of the first sustainability newsletter and a presence at multiple tabling events. Sustainability is also now incorporated into New Employee Orientation for the first time.


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