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

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Miguel Martin
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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:

'CSUSB Sustainability Notes' are published electronically periodically (at least quarterly, and up to weekly) to the campuses' administrative listserv, and then archived to the CSUSB Facilities Services Sustainability Web site under 'Press & Publications'. These 'Notes' contain brief updates, tips, and resources for sustainable efforts under four categories: 'On Campus', 'At Home', 'Out and About', and 'In the Know'.

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

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Each of the LEED buildings on campus have signage that displays the sustainability features of the building and its contributions to the campus. The campus has multiple displays of water conservation, Tree Campus USA, and three-way waste streams to promote and educate all people that visit the campus.

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

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The community is invited to visit the the Water Conservation Demonstration Garden during daylight hours when the campus is open. You may simply walk through the gardens and exhibits, or you may use a self-guided tour that you can access from your cell phone by calling (909) 537-GRDN (4736) and following the prompts.

Private tours can be arranged by calling the Water Resources Institute at (909) 537-7681.

Tours of the San Bernardino campus renewable energy and resource conservation facilities are offered at least once a year and may be coordinated upon request for groups through the campus sustainability coordinator at sustainability@csusb.edu or 909.537.7133.

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:

California State University, San Bernardino aspires to be a model for transforming lives and ensuring student learning and success. CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California, reflecting the dynamic diversity of the region and having the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Using this as a foundation, the Department of Housing and Residential Education offers Living Learning Communities (LLCs) through partnerships with University faculty and staff to provide direct connections to students and linking their curricular with co-curricular experiences to create opportunities to integrate classroom learning and student success.

Benefits of Living in an LLC
LLCs support the personal development and academic success of our residents.
Each LLC is unique, offering students the chance to live with others who share similar interests and/or identities, as well as the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, peers, and campus departments.
Residents create a community that embraces progressive conversations around personal and identity development, professional life skills, and self-reflection.

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

In the spirit of waste prevention, CSUSB Sustainability limits printed materials for outreach, but has created a series of reusable bookmarks on local and on-line resources to supplement activities at outreach events with themes on Energy Conservation 101, Conscious Consumer Guides, Low Water Use Yard & Garden, Eat Seasonally & Locally, Fair Trade, Utilities Saving Retrofits (for home owners), EcoAction themes (urban sustainability/environmental justice), and EcoMotion (air quality and clean transportation).

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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