Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.33
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Northridge
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Austin Eriksson
Sustainability Program Manager
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability? :
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at employees and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
Think before you print.

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged:

The University has purchased 94 printers purchased for every lab and the library. The new features include: Limited free printing and then there is a charge for excess. Default system to duplex, must select single sided. Branding for printing. "Think before you print." USU has moved over to duplex printing in student printing labs.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:

CSUN's campaign saved 3,134,951 pages of paper last year alone.
370,650 of those were from discarded pages- pages that would have been printed but the student deleted from the system, and 549,761 expired pages – these represent pages that would have been printed, but were automatically deleted by the system, because the student did not print them within (4) four hours. (This is essentially the same as discarded pages, but the student did not take the step to delete it from the system, instead they let the system delete it for them). 2,214,540 pages were saved through duplex printing. If this system was not in place twice that amount of paper would have been used for the same printing job.

The program has been in place since 2014 and a total of 6,233,113 pieces of paper have been saved to date.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available:
Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainable Office Program

A brief description of the campaign, including how students and/or employees were engaged (2nd campaign):

In an effort to make CSUN a more "environmentally-friendly" campus, the Sustainable Office Program provides information and resources for improving sustainability in the office setting. This program is ran through the Associated Students on campus and is staffed entirely by students with staff guidance. These students evaluate current office practices and make recommendations on how they can improve their sustainability efforts. The participating offices are ranked on a scale similar LEED (Silver, Gold and Platinum). After the initial visit, an office can request a follow up visit to show their progress and hopefully improve their ranking.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

The SOP has completed the following:
• Total # of Assessments completed: 150
• Number of reassessments: 4
• Departments scheduled for evaluation: 9
• Departments contacted but not yet scheduled for assessment: 36


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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