Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.40
Liaison David Liebman
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Santa Rosa Junior College
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Robert Ethington
Senior Dean of Students
Student Life, Equity & Engage
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Does the institution have one or more active student groups focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of active student groups focused on sustainability:

Eco leaders is a student-led club at SRJC with the purpose of fostering and engaging an environmentally conscious community. They strive to make environmental stewardship accessible to everyone and creating an open forum to discuss the issues that are most important to us all. They have a strong emphasis on empowering students with the tools necessary to tackle current social and environmental issues, while furthering local community involvement and leadership. They aim to bridge the gap between students, community and the planet, channeling our energy into action.


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Does the institution have gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

Farm
Shone Farm is a 365-acre outdoor learning laboratory for the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Agriculture/Natural Resources Department. The farm provides students with hands-on experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. The farm is located about 12 miles from the Santa Rosa Campus, between the towns of Forestville and Windsor, in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area).
https://shonefarm.santarosa.edu/

CSA
Shone Farm produces a CSA which begins in June and runs through December. Each week, you receive a share of what is ripe and ready to eat, grown by Sustainable Agriculture students. Their focus is to deliver a wise array of high quality produce, along with menu ideas planned for each box. Everything is grown for you, our local community, using sustainable practices. Your CSA membership gets you fresh, tasty fruits and veggies while students receive the opportunity to learn how to run a sustainable farm and produce for a local direct market.
https://shonefarm.santarosa.edu/products-csa


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Does the institution have student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes (e.g. cafés through which students gain sustainable business skills)?:
Yes

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:

The SRJC Culinary Arts program operates a cafe in order to prepare students for a wide variety of jobs and careers in the hospitality industry. The Culinary Arts program is a certified Green Department and throughout each course they highlight the importance of local seasonal produce.


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Does the institution have sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
No

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:
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Does the institution have conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability:

There is an environmental forum/speaker series class that hosts members from the sustainability community. This course is typically held in the spring.
Additionally annually there is a Sustainability Summit in the spring which reviews the campus greenprint, and campus goals, with a verity of speakers. Students are encouraged to come.


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Does the institution have cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability:

The Fashion studies department had a guest speaker from Fibershed talking about natural materials used in fabrics. There has also been events that have been more student lead by showing the film Wasted, and an art exhibit from a visiting artist.


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Does the institution have wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g. that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

There is an entire Natural Resource Program, plus there is a beginning backpacking class held every other spring semester both follow Leave No Trace principles.


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Does the institution have sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g. choosing a sustainability-related book for common reading)?:
No

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Does the institution have programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
No

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
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Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
No

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Does the institution have graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
No

A brief description of the graduation pledges:
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Does the institution have other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives?:
No

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