Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 4.00 Debbie Andres
Utilities & Sustainability Analyst
FD&O
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Engagement campaign includes following strategies:

1. Utilize an online presence to reach target audience.
2. Combine efforts with the Environmental Resource Center (ERC) for Earth Day activities.
3. Spread awareness of to be completed projects in 2015-2016-2017.
4. Scholarship Sustainability Opportunity
5. Organize and lead campus water and waste reduction challenges.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

2014 CSU Sustainability Policy which mandates:
Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions to 1990 levels by 2020
Reduction to 80% below 1990 levels by 2040
Increase on-site generation to 80 MW by 2020
33% renewables by 2020
Reduce water usage 10% by 2016 and 20% by 2020
Reduce per capita landfill 50% bu 2016, 80 by 2020, and move to zero waste

http://calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/liv-lab-grant/documents/SustainabilityPolicySimple.pdf

http://www.sjsu.edu/fdo/departments/eus/sustainability/index.html


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:
Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Minor theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:

For SJSU, we use the overarching definition of sustainability heralded by the United Nation's Brundtland Commission as 'meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' To further clarify this large goal, SJSU further refines it to mean balancing environmental protection and enhancement, social equity, and economic prosperity in everything we do as a university.


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter Yes
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment No
The Talloires Declaration (TD) Yes
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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