Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.19
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date April 30, 2024

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
Sac State Sustainability has a social media presence to educate the public on sustainability efforts via twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. There is also a newsletter that includes sustainable lifestyle tips, upcoming events on campus, and the latest sustainability news.

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
Sac State has three LEED Gold buildings: American River Courtyard, The Ernst E. Tschannen science building and The WELL. In all the LEED Gold campus buildings, signage exists near the LEED plaque explaining the rating as well as sustainable building attributes. The WELL offers a self-guided walking tour of the facility highlighting sustainable attributes via signage throughout the building. Signage is also featured in the Science 2 building and Parking Structure 5, featuring all of the green initiatives seen throughout each structure. Signs also highlight the 23 LID sites on campus, which explain the processes by which they filter 1.6 million gallons of rainwater each year.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Sac State's Sustainability Team highlights sustainability efforts through a Campus Sustainability Tour, with over 20 points of interest and discussion. These tours are offered to prospective and current students, as well as members of the community. A full copy of the tours features can be found in the optional fields box below.

A Google Earth tour was also created by a student and can be viewed at this link: https://earth.google.com/web/@38.5594374,-121.42410415,9.70185487a,2581.17113673d,30y,0h,0t,0r/data=MikKJwolCiExOWdNSVI3OF9lTzdsT094V0dDUFJycGRzempnR1FTcGYgAToDCgEw

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
The California State University System (CSU) and Sacramento State are committed to integrating sustainability into teaching, service, research and facilities management—in other words, to weave “green practices” into every facet of the University. Thus, Housing and Residential Life staff encourages residents to make environmentally-conscious decisions while in living in the residence halls, and to reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever they can through activity nights, bulletin board displays and signage.

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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