Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.94
Liaison Caitlin Steele
Submission Date July 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

San Francisco State University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 caitlin Steele
Dr of Sust & Energy
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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):

-Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (member)
-Second Nature (member)
-Society of College and University Planning (member)
-United States Green Building Council (member)

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):

-California State University Sustainability Officers Group (member)
-San Francisco Bay Area University Sustainability Officers Group (member)
-Bay Area Transportation Demand Management Committee (member)
-California State University Transportation Network (member)
-California State University Energy Managers (member)

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):

Conference: 2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit
Speaker: Jeff Jackanicz
Role: Vice President of University Advancement at San Francisco State University

About the Conference:
The Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, hosted by Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network, is the premier annual gathering of higher education leaders committed to addressing inequality and the climate crisis. The 2022 Summit (April 5-8, 2022) provided the space for courageous conversations, the creation of new partnerships, connecting with peers and cross-sectoral climate champions, all towards the overarching goal of finding solutions to the most consequential climate and justice issues of our time. The 2022 Summit built off of the year-long 2021 Climate Action Pursuit.

Presentation: Lightning Round: Climate Action Pursuit Outcomes
Speaker: Jeff Jackanicz
Role: Vice President of University Advancement at San Francisco State University

About the Presentation:
This 60 minute session will be ted-type quick talks to showcase campus achievements in the past year as a result of the Climate Action Pursuit. Each presenter will share, in 10 minutes, what progress they have made through the Pursuit and how other participants can take action as well. Experts will also share contact information or options to connect after the session, since there will not be an opportunity in this session to take questions or have discussions.
-Topic 1: Mobilizing institutional assets to invest in diversity, equity and inclusion
-Topic 2: Planning to achieve carbon neutrality and integrating the energy transition into the educational experience of the campus
-Topic 3: Committing to net zero portfolios and launching a campus-wide academic curricular program focused on the intersection of climate change and racial justice
-Topic 4: “Inside the Presidential cohort” of the Climate Action Pursuit - perspective from a president

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):

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):

San Francisco State University hosted a Climate Symposium in Spring 2023. The conference board was made up of all SF State faculty, staff and students:

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:

SF State's Sustainability Team participates in a California State University-wide sustainability officers' working group that has a goal of continual knowledge sharing. Officers from the various campuses. The campus also shares knowledge with other campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area including University of San Francisco and University of California, at San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Mills College, Peralta Community College, Canada College, City College of San Francisco, etc.

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:

Caitlin Steele, Director of Sustainability, and William Brogan, Student Assistant to the Office of Sustainability, are participating in a peer review program for AASHE STARS v2.2 with other California State Universities.

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

SF State is part of a California State University-wide AASHE STARS support group. The members share tactics for completing stars and collaborate on documentation that is common among all campuses.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.