Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.57
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date April 11, 2023

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Katie Koscielak
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Mgmt
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
1. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education https://www.aashe.org/ 2. Second Nature https://unhsimap.org/public/institution/662 3. Post Landfill Action Network https://www.postlandfill.org/

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

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
CSU Affinity Groups: CSU Organics Recycling group Energy Managers Sustainability Officers See list at: https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/doing-business-with-the-csu/capital-planning-design-construction/about-cpdc/Pages/Affinity-Groups.aspx

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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
1. 2022 This Way to Sustainability Conference (hosted by Chico State)- Sustainability Analyst Katie Koscielak from Cal Poly Humboldt facilitated and responded in CSU Sustainability Officers Panel: Sustainability Programming throughout the CSU (Session held March 25, 2022 8:45 AM-10:00 AM). See conference program here: https://www.csuchico.edu/twts/2022-agenda.shtml Access recording at https://media.csuchico.edu/media/Chancellor%E2%80%99s+Office+-+Our+Commitment+to+the+Future+AND+CSU+Sustainability+Officers+Panel%2C+TWTS+2022/1_h49tgxqi 2. 2022 Climate Solutions Now Conference (hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)- Climate Action Analyst Morgan King presented "Everyone is a Stakeholder: Engaging the campus community for climate action and resilience building in the category Campus Facilities and Operations. Session was held Weds Oct 26, 2022 9-9:50pm. See conference program here: https://climate.calpoly.edu/climate-solutions

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

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
Cal Poly Humboldt was a partner participant in two award submissions over the last two years with the AASHE Sustainability Awards. The 2021 award submission was a finalist for AASHE Sustainability Awards and then recorded as a best practice case study and the 2022 award submission was a winner in the category Campus Sustainability Achievement. They were: 2021- California State University System-wide Climate Justice and Intersectional Sustainability Speaker Series, AASHE 2021 Sustainability Award finalist under the category "Racial Equity and Sustainability Collaborations" Read more: https://hub.aashe.org/browse/casestudy/24678/California-State-University-System-wide-Climate-Justice-and-Intersectional-Sustainability-Speaker-Series 2022- CSU Faculty Learning Community in Teaching Climate Change and Resilience, AASHE Sustainability Award winner for our collaborative work under the category "Campus Sustainability Achievement" Read more at: https://hub.aashe.org/browse/casestudy/26313/CSU-Faculty-Learning-Community-in-Teaching-Climate-Change-and-Resilience

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

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
2017-present, Dr. Jennifer Ortega, Sustainability Faculty Fellow & Faculty member has been a Green Schools and Career-Connected Learning Strand Leader for North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Conference. In this role she reviews conference submissions.

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
In 2021- 2022, Sustainability analyst Katie Koscielak inherited the role of facilitator for a STARS Support Group across the CSU after a colleague at another campus left her position in the CSU. In 2022, Koscielak worked closely with Chancellor's Office Sustainability Manager Tamara Wallace to reimagine the scope and function of the group. Access the updated group charter here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HrS0cgOD25IFZoPTQ7wg9jioxADIu7snJrQP7QKtS7s/edit#heading=h.ggoqytyyowgt

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?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:
Cal Poly Humboldt will complete an external review of the CSU Channel Islands STARS report in February 2023 prior to their submission, checking for consistency/accuracy and providing detailed feedback. Our campus will receive this service in March 2023, having Channel Islands sustainability staff review this current draft of our STARS report prior to submission. This activity allows both campuses to review detailed program information and gather new ideas, as well as observe and learn best practices for sustainability report writing via peer review.

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

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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