Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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University of California, San Diego
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kristin Hansen
Sustainability Analyst
Auxiliary & Plant Services
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:
UC San Diego has many groups that aid in campus sustainability leadership. The Climate Solutions Work Group (CSWG), a high-level team made up of administrative and academic leaders. This group is monitoring and implementing projects on campus to reduce GHG emissions, and will be overseeing the development of a campus-wide Climate and Sustainability Action Plan. The goals of this plan will be to forecast emissions, plan for emission reductions, and develop a timeline for reaching climate neutrality. Additionally, UC San Diego created an Advisory Committee on Sustainability (ACS), comprising faculty, staff, and students. Most recently, the ACS received approval of a campus "Principles of Sustainability" that will serve as a guide for all campus sustainability efforts. Both the CSWG and the ACS, along with other groups within the campus community, are invested in creating solutions to the sustainability challenges we face today.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :
UC San Diego has developed a number of recommendations for improving campus sustainability. These recommendations were developed from the results of this assessment. A general recommendation that relates to all the information contained in this report is the following: Develop a tool for campus sustainability practitioners to collect data, beginning with a select group of indicators included in this report. The tool should be web-based and easy to use, so this information may be readily gathered annually. The data should also be made available to the entire campus to ensure transparency and accountability.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:
The Sustainability Assessment Report is divided into 11 areas of concern and contains a total of 35 indicators, or metrics. Each metric is intended to set a baseline for future performance, as well as provide ideas on where the campus community can most improve.

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The year the plan was developed or last updated:

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