Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 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

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

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The Office of Inclusive Excellence and Sustainability at CSUMB has an Instagram page dedicated to creating a culture of inclusive sustainability for all students and all people. This page is focused on posting a variety of campus events and outside events promoting sustainability as well as opportunities for students to engage with sustainability via our page or other ways on our campus. We work to foster a culture of sustainability at CSUMB; engaging students, staff and faculty in campus sustainability efforts; and providing campus-wide advocacy for sustainability. We provide information about why sustainability matters and support for taking steps to live and work more sustainably.
https://www.instagram.com/csumb_sustainability/?hl=en


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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

There is signage on campus near the library regarding the Fog Collection Project. The collection of water from fog offers a unique opportunity to engage with an environmental feature endemic to the Monterey area (fog). The collection of water from fog offers a unique opportunity to engage with an environmental feature endemic to the Monterey area (fog). Worldwide, numerous countries capitalize upon the presence of fog to produce potable water in regions that receive little rainfall. In some cases entire communities utilize fog water to meet their basic needs.
https://csumb.edu/fernandezlab/fog-collection-project/
Secondly, our campus has signage regarding the laundry to landscape program. Laundry to Landscape is a greywater system that was developed in an effort to help conserve water on campus. Greywater is wastewater from homes or offices that is not contaminated by human waste, that, after treatment, can be used for toilets, landscaping, or other non-potable uses.
https://csumb.edu/housing/native-plants-thriving-thanks-laundry-landscape-system
Finally, our campus displays LEEDS signage on qualified buildings.


Does the institution provide 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.
https://csumb.edu/admissions/self-guided-tours


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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