Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.50
Liaison Wendy Olmstead
Submission Date May 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Stanislaus
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Wendy Olmstead
Sustainability Coordinator
Capital Planning & Facilities Management
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

Created in 2017, the Council for Sustainable Futures (CSF) is dedicated to the development, growth, and institutionalization of sustainability initiatives on campus and in partnership with the local community. The role of the CSF is to serve in an advisory capacity to all campus departments, colleges, and other entities in an effort to advance environmental, social, and economic sustainability at California State University Stanislaus. The CSF provides leadership in identifying mechanisms to integrate sustainability concepts into all core functions of the university and guidance for implementing sustainability across the campus by addressing the following six focus areas:

1. Sustainability and environmental issues in the curriculum- programs, courses, etc.

2. Institutional sustainability- energy and water use, waste, etc.

3. Education- events for the campus community and general public

4. Research and scholarship- advancing collaboration among faculty

5. Partnerships with local and regional organizations

6. Long-term planning for sustainability efforts on campus


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Vice-President of Business and Finance, Non-academic
Director of Facilities Planning and Finance, Non-academic
Sustainability Coordinator, Non-academic
Associated Students Director of Environment, Student
University Student Union Director, Student
Four Faculty Fellows, Academic


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Wendy Olmstead, Sustainability Coordinator

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

During 2017/18 and 2018/19, the Council for Sustainable Futures (CSF) conducted sustainability surveys of faculty/staff and students; coordinated guest lectures from an environmental scientist and a river conservationist, organized environmentally-focused film screenings; created a sustainability website; and created a draft sustainability strategic plan.
During 2019, the Council for Sustainable Futures conducted a climate crisis workshop and supported Indigenous Peoples Days.
Beginning fall 2019, the Sustainability Coordinator expanded the sustainability webpage; created and co-facilitated a Teaching Sustainability/Campus as a Living Lab Faculty Learning Community, launched the STARS audit, created a Green Office program, introduced a staff/administrator OneBook program, conducted weekly tabling and Sustainability Month events, and acted as advisor for the Eco-Warriors sustainability student organization.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

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