Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.57
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Marcos
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
San Diego Food Systems Alliance

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

CSUSM partnered with the San Diego Food Systems Alliance (SDFSA) on a multi-year grant they received from the Cal-Recycle. The formal partnership is through their EcoChallenge, which focuses food waste reduction. Every quarter CSUSM participants compete against other organizations across San Diego to weigh our waste for one week, with the goal of reducing what is being thrown in the trash. All participants received a scale to weigh their waste, as well as other support resources. This is and inclusive project and is open to all students, staff and faculty.

One of our teams, the Safety, Health and Sustainability team, just won the Team Challenge for this program in December 2020.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
North County Food Bank

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

Prior to our formal partnership, the North County Food Bank was assisting CSUSM with our move - out efforts- helping to collect all food from our housing area on campus. Once the formal partnership with them happened, our collaborative efforts expanded and they assist us with efforts related to address on campus with our food drives and education about food rescue, food waste, food insecurity.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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