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

STARS v2.2

California State University, Monterey Bay
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lacey Raak
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning and Development
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Climate Action Compact

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The Monterey Bay Regional Climate Action Compact is an action network of government agencies, educational institutions, private businesses, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations who are committed to working collaboratively to address the causes and effects of global climate change through local initiatives that focus on economic vitality and reduce environmental impacts for the region.

Climate Action Compact partners develop and implement initiatives that focus on accomplishing these primary objectives:

Regional Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions
Economic Development, Job Creation/Retention
Climate Change Awareness and Education
Strategic Climate Change Adaptation

http://climateactioncompact.org/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Central Coast Climate Collaborative

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

The central coast climate collaborative is part of the state climate collaborative which strive to:

Composed of collaboratives organized to address climate in particular regions of California, ARCCA is dedicated to helping the state prepare for impacts of climate change
Through collaboration each region will accomplish more than by working alone and can better help the State succeed in protecting Californians
ARCCA will generally operate by democratic principles and seek to reach consensus as much as possible through dialogue and negotiation
Recognizing that regions have different climate adaptation priorities, ARCAA will focus efforts where there is common ground
Each collaborative will share information that it believes will be valuable to other regions, including pilot projects and case studies, best practices, funding models and partnerships
We will seek to be inclusive of other regions in the state interested in participating and be a resource to those outside California where appropriate
We will strive to find common objectives to develop joint funding opportunities
Our common voice will increase the credibility and effectiveness of our efforts to inform state and federal policy, guidance and resource allocation

http://coastalresilience.org/event/summit-central-coast-climate-collaborative-inaugural-summit-2017/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

The Institute for Innovation and Economic Development at CSUMB collaborates with other local economic development organizations in coordinating programs, events, competitions and technical assistance to provide an array of services in the tri-county area. The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership is a regional member-supported nonprofit organization consisting of public, private and civic entities located throughout the counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz. Founded in 2015, their mission is to improve the economic health and quality of life in the region. They have specific campaigns directed at climate change and are currently supporting a green new deal for the Monterey Peninsula. They often host webinar series, in which many of our students can attend, highlighting green businesses and encouraging businesses to integrate climate goals into their companies. Their organization is integrated in a variety of other departments on campus working towards furthering sustainability, especially in the business sector.

https://mbep.biz/


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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