Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.47
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
N/A Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Public Engagement Initiative

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

The Sustainability department works diligently to educate and integrate the surrounding community with it's sustainability efforts. Some notable features of this initiative are the educational tours offered of campus to highlight its green features, as well as tours of different sustainability practices at the BAC Yard. This tour features our Aquaponics system, gardens, and the bee hives housed on campus.
Both tours are offered to the public as well as given privately to K-12 classes from local schools.


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

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:
The BAC Yard

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

The Bioconversion and Agricultural Collaborative (BAC Yard) houses all the methods used to promote sustainable grounds on campus. The BAC Yard is home to 3 different types of composting: vermicomposting, hot composting, and windrow composting. Our compost processes food waste generated from campus eateries, coffee grounds from our coffee shops, leaves from our 3,700 trees, and other green waste produced on campus. This compost helps the produce in our garden to grow as well as fertilizing many of the fruit trees on campus. The produce grown in the BAC Yard is donated to the food pantry program, an initiative to help students with financial hardship have access to fresh fruit and vegetables.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Grounds
Waste
Diversity & Affordability

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):
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Transportation Sustainability Initiative

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

Parking Structure 5 is on the forefront of our sustainable transportation initiative. The structure utilizes a heat mapping system that counts how many parking spaces are free, reducing unnecessary circling around the building to find an open space. It also features daylight sensors which dims the lights automatically during the day to reduce energy consumption and contains 54 electric vehicle charging stations. Additionally, parking structure 5 was awarded Park Smart Gold certification, becoming the first university in the country to receive this distinction.

To further promote sustainable travel, Sac State provides students with a bus pass for Sacramento public bus and light rail systems in an effort to reduce the number of cars on the road. Our campus is also Bike Campus USA certified, featuring many locations to lock up bikes as well as electric scooters or bicycles that students can rent.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Energy
Transportation

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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