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

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Bernardino
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 4.00 Miguel Martin
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Developing Sustainability Awareness through Education & Outreach
Sustainability courses and outreach activities will be available for students at San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses.
4-1-1. Develop an education program to allow the campus and surrounding community identify what healthy and sustainable food choices mean and how to make them.
4-1-2. Educate incoming students at Coyote First Steps (CFS) / SOAR events. This will be achieved using a combination of seminar / workshop format and short videos to be accessed at any time.
4-1-3. Create an ongoing and evolving campaign that promotes healthy and sustainable choices.
4-1-4. Promote University course offerings related to nutrition. Incorporate more nutrition / health coursework into G.E. requirements.
4-1-5. Provide more extended education courses focusing on nutrition and healthy / sustainable lifestyle choices.
4-1-6. Develop and implement event guidelines that reflect a healthy / sustainable practice. Events with food should be locally sourced, left=overs available for at-need students and members of surrounding community, etc…

Source: Resilient CSUSB Plan Planhttps://www.csusb.edu/sites/default/files/upload/file/Resilient%20CSUSB%20Plan_draft_v1.1.pdf


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Goal 1: Net Zero Energy Campus
Goal 2: Net Positive Water Campus
Goal 3: Net Zero Waste Campus
Goal 4: Access to Healthy and Sustainable Food
Goal 5: Increase Average Vehicle Ridership (AVR) from 1.1 to 1.25 Goal 6: Develop Sustainability Awareness through Education & Outreach

Source: Resilient CSUSB Plan Planhttps://www.csusb.edu/sites/default/files/upload/file/Resilient%20CSUSB%20Plan_draft_v1.1.pdf


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Wellbeing - Policy on Student Mental Health (EO 1053)
Campuses shall provide psycho-educational workshops, programs and services that address critical student issues as well as prevention and wellness programs. Programs must be responsive to the diversity of the CSU student population and enhance the ability of students to develop healthy and effective styles of living and learning.


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Minor theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:

Building and nurturing relationships with partners has been a top priority for the Office. Our work must remain relevant to the unique needs of the University. We provide resources such as workshops, presentations, and collaboration opportunities with faculty, clubs and organizations, K-12 educators, and community groups.


The institution’s definition of sustainability:

INCLUSIVITY
We affirm and are committed to the value of all kinds of differences among students, faculty and staff. Inclusivity that is broad and deep makes us a healthier and more productive organization and builds a culture that fosters engagement and diverse perspectives.
INNOVATION
We support and believe in an innovative culture and attitude that fosters the creative and deliberate application of teaching, research, scholarship and service for effective education.
INTEGRITY
We affirm and are committed to the truth. We demonstrate our integrity by being ethical, matching what we say with what we do, and by ultimately taking responsibility for our actions.
RESPECT
We believe in and are committed to the virtue of respect and will treat everyone with courtesy and kindness.
SOCIAL JUSTICE and EQUITY
We believe in, affirm, and are committed to the equal value and dignity of all people. Fairness and equity are more than equality. We actively seek to eliminate barriers for those who are disadvantaged and disempowered so they may participate fully in university life.


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter Yes
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) Yes
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter Yes
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability Yes
SDG Accord Yes
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) Yes
UN Global Compact Yes
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

We affirm and are committed to the sustainability of our university by forward thinking, learning from both successes and mistakes, being proactive in moving our university forward, and by providing opportunities for continued growth and development.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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