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

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Katie Koscielak
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Mgmt
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
New Support and resourcing for faculty professional development on sustainability

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
As reported in AC 7 Incentives for Developing Courses, our campus has undertaken significant work in the previous three years to fund and resources faculty professional development on topics of sustainability. We are proud to say that we went from having little to nothing offered in this way in prior STARS cycles to offering at least one opportunity, book circle, or learning community during each semester since 2020. We believe this has assisted us in making strides toward integrating sustainbility into more classes, broadening the reach of sustainability across new and multi-disciplinary partnerships, and has brought sustainability even more significantly into the brand identity of what it means to hold a Cal Poly Humboldt degree.

Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC 7 Incentives for Developing Courses

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Landscape Management

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
For the first time, the campus undertook the goal of documenting grounds management practices in a comprehensive document and quantified the area of campus to which inorganic chemicals are applied. This was an enormous undertaking that establishes a baseline for practice, such that we can begin formulating Integrated Pest Management policies and plans in the next three years.

In addition, we were able to document student research projects and class efforts to document areas where endangered species are located, such that in the future we can begin planning to better protect them.

Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Grounds
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
OP 9 Landscape Management & OP 10 Biodiversity

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Employee engagement on sustainability

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
During this cycle, and specifically during the 22-23 year, the campus undertook the process of piloting a new, formal Employee Educators group. This program will formalize our commitment to broadening the team of people educating on sustainability and further bolster the impact and creative solutions possible at our campus.

Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Energy
Purchasing
Transportation
Waste
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
EN 7 Employee Educators Program

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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