Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Miguel Martin
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Bernardino
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Miguel Martin
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Campus Engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Campus Engagement:

The campus promotes several events and engagements that are designed to advance the understanding of sustainability. With Sustainability Week and Sustainability month the campus promotes a variety of opportunities.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Public Engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Public Engagement:

The campus hosts and promotes a variety of events that are tailored to advancing sustainability in relation to Public Engagement. The campus adopted California Clean Air Day to promote the community involvement to advance more knowledge of sustainability.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Air & Climate?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Air & Climate:

The campus adopted California Clean Air Day in the joint effort to promote the importance of clean air quality for the individual and the community.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Buildings?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Buildings:

The buildings on campus are constructed to be LEED certified and advancing the knowledge and the importance of a sustainable building and environment.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Energy?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Energy:

The campus has a solar farm that is located within walking distance from classrooms and easily accessible for students to view and study. Additionally, the solar farm has signage that explains the operations and the details of how the solar panels assist in producing energy and aid in sustainability.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Food & Dining?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Food & Dining:

The campus dining partners have a wealth of programs that aid in teaching students the ways of food conservation in meal preparations, portion controls, and understanding healthy intake. Additionally, our campus dining program collaborates with our hospitality degree program and integrates with the classroom to expose students to real-world operations of sustainable food and dining.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Grounds?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Grounds:

The campus has 17 different gardens with signage and infographics that explain to students the methods and growth process for each green space. Conservation gardens and spaces on campus are frequently featured in campus publications and classrooms.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Purchasing?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Purchasing:

The public administration master program has a class that focuses on public procurement and sustainability. The students in the class are required to replicate the steps of an RFP and reach out to the campus purchasing and procurement office for assistance. The purchasing and procurement department provide a volume of resources to assist in the student's educational development for sustainable purchasing.


IIs the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Transportation:

The campus transportation department offers a volume of programs that teach our campus community the benefits of alternative transportation and the importance of reducing the carbon footprint.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Waste:

The campus performs a waste audit for students to participate and learn the important details of a three-way waste stream. The waste audit is performed by students as well as the assessment report of their findings.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Water?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Water:

The campus is a water resource campus with a water conservation space and an on campus water research institute.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Coordination & Planning?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Coordination & Planning:

The campus promotes several workshops and events that are designed to teach students how to organize events and learn the skills of coordination of operations. Our campus provides funding for students to petition via presentation and application before the campus finance committee.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Diversity & Affordability?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Diversity & Affordability:

The campus provides a monumental amount of workshops, cap stone classes, and events that all utilize the infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Diversity & Affordability


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Investment & Finance?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Investment & Finance:

The campus offers routine workshops that are designed to advance the student's understanding in sustainability in relation to Investment & Finance


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Wellbeing & Work?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Wellbeing & Work:

The campus offers routine workshops that are designed to advance the student's understanding in sustainability in relation to Wellbeing & Work


Website URL where information about the institution’s living laboratory program is available:
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