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-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and Sustainability
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

We are members of AASHE and USGBC


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

We are members of the California State University Sustainability Officers network (a group of all CSU institutions), the SoCal Sustainability Officers Network (this is open to all southern California institutions and meets on a quarterly basis). In addition, we are members of UC/CSU Energy Partnership and the Energy and Utility Managers Committee for the CSU.


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Over the course of the last 4 years, the Sustainability Program has collaborated with our Office of Inclusive Excellence and presented at a variety of conference on the connection between Social Justice/Diversity and Sustainability. Some of these include:

AASHE: 2018

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference: 2018, 2019, 2020

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity Conference: 2018

White Privilege Conference: 2019

California Higher Education Collaborative Conference: 2019, 2020


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

CSUSM won the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Best Practice Award for Social Equity and Justice for our Environmental Justice Internship Program in 2019 and 2020. https://chesc.org/2020-best-practice-award-winners/


Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Our Sustainability Manager was the chair of the Social Equity committee for the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for the past two conferences (2018 and 2019).


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Through the SoCal Sustainability Officers group, we have a variety of mentoring activities that take place throughout the year, including meetings and learning activities that provide mentoring opportunities across institutions.

In addition, the CSU system has a variety of ways to help support and mentor other schools. For example, our STARS Support Group is basically a way to mentor and support each other through the process.


Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

We have been collaborating on a sustainability and diversity initiative across the CSU institutions. This has included joint planning for conference presentations (CHESC and AASHE) and training sessions and by providing information to the Chancellor's Offices.

In addition, on the energy side, we collaborate on the UC/CSU Energy Forums- a quarterly event that connects UC and CSU institutions with utility providers across the state.


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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