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

STARS v2.2

California State University, Monterey Bay
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Service Learning Institute

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

CSUMB is the only public university in California, and one of the few nationwide that has made service learning a graduation requirement for all undergraduate students.

CSUMB’s core values emphasize social justice, social responsibility and community-building. These values are built into the service learning courses you will take in both General Education and your major.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Public Engagement
Diversity & Affordability

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Return of the Natives and the Habitat Restoration Trust

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

CSUMB has established a trust to fund tree planting. When outside agencies (such as Pacific Gas and Electric or local water agencies, need to remove trees to complete necessary safety improvements they are now required to pay the campus a set amount to replace each tree removed 2:1. Those funds are used by a campus program, Return of the Natives, which then grows trees and plants them on campus. This will support the campus's core sustainability goal of achieving carbon neutrality.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Grounds
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
community engagement (return of the natives)

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
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A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
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Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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