Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.33
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Northridge
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Austin Eriksson
Sustainability Program Manager
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Second Nature Climate Committment

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
CSU Sustainability Officers
SoCal Sustainabilily Officers

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
The Institute for Sustainability presented at the Chico State This Way to Sustainability Conference in March 2016. Kiana Lucero presented on findings from our sustainability knowledge assessments and Austin Eriksson discussed water conservation on a college campus. Austin also presented at CHESC on water conservation and landscaping. Sarah Johnson presented a poster at AASHE 2016 on a community partnership grant with the local utility company, LA Dept. of Water and Power. The activities included energy and water conservation education in the community.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Several staff members have served on the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference steering committee. Dianne Harrison, CSUN's president, serves as the Chair of the Climate Leadership Steering Committee for Second Nature.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
CSUN recently received a Climate Resilience in Urban Campuses + Communities (CRUX) grant funded by the Kresge Foundation. The grant, led by national nonprofit Second Nature, supports campus-community task forces to develop pilot plans for adapting to the impacts of climate change, such as more severe storms, hotter summers, and increased flooding. CSUN has partnered with Los Angeles Valley College and will be helping to develop sustainability measures on their campus as well as in the surrounding communities.

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
CSUN has participated in the development of reporting requirements for the California State University (CSU) Sustainability Policy, a system wide policy that all 23 campuses are required to complete.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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