Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.66
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2020
Executive Letter Download

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:

The CSUMB Campus Sustainability Committee was formed in 2007 to reflect the campus commitment to environmentally sustainable practices and in response toExecutive Order 987 (EO987), by the CSU Board of Trustees. The Committee is charged with coordinating the development of campus sustainability efforts and monitoring their progress. EO987 sets forth annual reporting requirements on our participation in CSU-wide and campus-specific academic and environmental principles, guidelines, and measurable goals as outlined in a Climate Action Plan. Progress toward meeting these goals is also reported via the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS®).


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

Chairs
Kevin Saunders
Executive Director University Corporation at Monterey Bay & VP for Administration & Finance
Administration & Finance

Brian Corpening
Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Inclusive Excellence

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Committee Staff
Lacey Raak
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability

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Academic Representatives
Shyam Kamath
Dean of the College of Business
College of Business

Daniel Fernandez
Professor
Applied Environmental Science

Ilene Feinman
Dean for the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Britt Rios-Ellis
Dean College of Health Sciences and Human Services
College of Health Sciences & Human Services

Jose Luis Alvarado
Dean of the College of Education
College of Education

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Staff Representatives
Mike Lerch
Director of Energy & Utilities
Facilities Services & Operations

Anya Spear
Associate Director of Campus Planning
Campus Planning & Development

Joseph Nugent
Director of Facilities Maintenance & Operations
Facilities Services & Operations

Matthew McCluney
Senior Campus Planner
Campus Planning & Development

Art Evjen
Director of Business and Support Services
Business & Support Services

Noah Rappahahn
Assistant Director of University Communications
University Affairs

Laura Lee Lienk
Lecturer
Applied Environmental Science

Applied Science/Technology Service Learning Coordinator
Service Learning Institute

Chip Lenno
Chief Information Officer
Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Kirby Garry
Director of Athletics
Athletics

Joanna Iwata
Associated Students Senior Coordinator Governance & Operations
Associated Students

Phyllis Grillo
University Events Manager
University Affairs


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. That committee also has a Materials Working Group and has advocating for including Sustainability in the Strategic Plan.


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