|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 29, 2016|
California State University, Northridge
EN-9: Community Partnerships
|3.00 / 3.00||
Sustainability Program Analyst
Institute for Sustainability
Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
The CSUN Institute for Sustainability has a partnership with GRID Alternatives, a non-profit that provides low-income residents with free solar. The Institute provides outreach for the program, volunteers for events, and seeks to recruit participants for the program. This partnership started in 2015 and is ongoing.
Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):
Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
a)The task force was formed December 2015 and will meet twice a year with no end-date
b) President Harrison established a campus-community task force to develop community resilience against the impacts of climate change. The group assists with climate action and resilience planning that supports community goals and facilitates joint action. Initial efforts are focusing on the identification of indicators and vulnerability measures. Targets are being defined for resiliency thresholds and carbon emissions, and establishing a work plan for reaching these targets.
c) The Director of the Institute for Sustainability chairs the task-force and campus faculty and administrators are appointed as members.
d) Community leaders and organizations were identified by campus personnel and are engaged in the planning and execution of the work plan, and identify the needs of community members that can benefit from collaboration with our faculty and students. Students and faculty are engaged through incorporation of resiliency into curriculum and education, and the expansion of research in resiliency.
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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