Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.50 / 4.00 Gener Abdon
AASHE STARS student intern
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

Strategic Plan Priority, "Resilience. Designed to Thrive."

SDSU is committed to building a resilient and sustainable university through innovative practices. ​We must develop new revenue streams to meet our scholarly and teaching aspirations, our dedication to community and diversity, and the athletic endeavors of the university. We commit to using our resources with transparency, equity, efficiency, and accountability in alignment with the university's goals. As citizens of a larger global community, SDSU proudly embraces the principles of responsible environmental stewardship.

- Diversify and expand revenue streams that support our mission and our scholarly and creative activities, teaching and athletic aspirations.
- Allocate resources with transparency, equity, efficiency and accountability.
- Invest in organizational practices that prioritize the responsible management of resources with a focus on global and environmental sustainability.


A copy of the strategic plan:
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The website URL where the strategic plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published sustainability plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
Yes

A copy of the sustainability plan:
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The website URL where the sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published climate action plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
Yes

A copy of the climate action plan:
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The website URL where the climate action plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have other published plans that address sustainability or include measurable sustainability objectives (e.g. campus master plan, physical campus plan, diversity plan, human resources plan)? :
Yes

A list of other published plans that address sustainability, including public website URLs (if available):
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum and the published plans in which each objective is included:
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Research and the published plans in which each objective is included:
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Please refer to "ENGAGEMENT, HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE, ACADEMICS & RESEARCH" in this website URL:
- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jm8i0YcTOR_KmKzJuIesZnVeSNmDJi2fTiDSvTwoUGE/edit#gid=1042190765


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Operational carbon neutrality by 2040 and full carbon neutrality by 2050.

http://sustainable.sdsu.edu/_resources/files/SDSU%20Climate%20Action%20Plan%202017.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Please refer to "BUILDING AUTOMATION, NEW CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATIONS, EXISTING BUILDINGS" in this website URL:
- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jm8i0YcTOR_KmKzJuIesZnVeSNmDJi2fTiDSvTwoUGE/edit#gid=1042190765


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Please refer to "CENTRAL ENERGY SYSTEMS, ENERGY INFORMATION SYSTEM AND METERING, MONITORING BASED AND CONTINUOUS COMMISSIONING, LIGHTING, PLUG LOADS, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND STORAGE, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE" in this website URL:
- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jm8i0YcTOR_KmKzJuIesZnVeSNmDJi2fTiDSvTwoUGE/edit#gid=1042190765


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Please refer to "FOOD, ZERO WASTE-INFRASTRUCTURE, ZERO WASTE-BEHAVIORAL" in this website URL:
- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jm8i0YcTOR_KmKzJuIesZnVeSNmDJi2fTiDSvTwoUGE/edit#gid=1042190765


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds and the published plans in which each objective is included:
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing and the published plans in which each objective is included:
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation and the published plans in which each objective is included:
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Please refer to "ZERO WASTE-INFRASTRUCTURE, ZERO WASTE-BEHAVIORAL" in this website URL:
- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jm8i0YcTOR_KmKzJuIesZnVeSNmDJi2fTiDSvTwoUGE/edit#gid=1042190765


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Water?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Water and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Please refer to "LANDSCAPE AND IRRIGATION, INDUSTRIAL WATER, DOMESTIC WATER, WATER RECLAMATION" in this website URL:
- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jm8i0YcTOR_KmKzJuIesZnVeSNmDJi2fTiDSvTwoUGE/edit#gid=1042190765


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Strategic Plan Priority, "Equity and Inclusion in Everything We Do."

https://www.sdsu.edu/strategic-plan


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance and the published plans in which each objective is included:
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work and the published plans in which each objective is included:

There are measurable objectives relating to increasing student intern and faculty/staff engagement and including sustainability material in new-hire orientations, but none related to to employee compensation, employee satisfaction, or staff/student wellness.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jm8i0YcTOR_KmKzJuIesZnVeSNmDJi2fTiDSvTwoUGE/edit#gid=1042190765


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas (e.g. arts and culture or technology)?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body (e.g. a mission statement that specifically includes sustainability and is endorsed by the Board of Trustees)? :
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability (e.g. as included in a published statement or plan):
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter ---
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) ---
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter ---
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) ---
UN Global Compact ---
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Most of the Measure Sustainability Objectives are from the 2017 Climate Action Plan which has a timeframe of 2017-2022.

Also there will be new Strategic Planning information that will be the most recent information for the Measurable Sustainability Objectives starting Fall 2020.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.