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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Dan Wakelee
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Channel Islands
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

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Assistant Provost
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes No
Research (or other scholarship) No No
Campus Engagement No No
Public Engagement No No
Air and Climate Yes Yes
Buildings Yes Yes
Dining Services/Food Yes Yes
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds Yes Yes
Purchasing Yes Yes
Transportation Yes No
Waste Yes Yes
Water Yes Yes
Diversity and Affordability Yes
+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015
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Health, Wellbeing and Work --- ---
Investment No No
Other No No

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

Proposals are in development for the establishment of a new undergraduate minor in Sustainability and a graduate program in Coastal Sustainability.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):

Measurable objectives are not yet in place. Programs are anticipated for approval in the 2015-2016 academic year.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

Environmental Science and Resource Management program


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:

Engagement - Engaging the campus community is central to the mission and vision of both
The Center for Mulicultural Engagement - http://www.csuci.edu/cme/ and the Center for Community Engagement - http://www.csuci.edu/communityengagement/

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):

Center for Community Engagement; Center for Multicultural Engagement

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:

CI’s actions in this area are directed by the CSU sustainability policy http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/documents/JointMeeting-CPBG-ED.pdf. CI has committed to further actions through its recent adoption of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment - http://www.csuci.edu/news/spotlights/community/president-signs-climate-commitment.htm

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):

The campus is required to meet goals established in the CSU systemwide sustainability policy. CI will prepare a campus specific climate action plan.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):

Facilities Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:

CI’s actions in this area are directed by the CSU sustainability policy http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/documents/JointMeeting-CPBG-ED.pdf

Section 6 of the California State University Channel Islands Master Plan focuses on sustainable design and planning for the campus - http://www.csuci.edu/fs/pdc/ci-master-plan-october-2007.pdf

Building operations and management plans to pursue building sustainability through integration of green cleaning supplies and energy management.

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015
+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):

Measurable objectives include auditing current building cleaning supplies and setting objectives towards purchasing green cleaning materials. Upgrading building lighting and HVAC equipment, and measuring the electrical usage drop after subsequent upgrades.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):

Facilities Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:

CI’s actions in this area are directed by the CSU sustainability policy http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/documents/JointMeeting-CPBG-ED.pdf

Dining services currently do not have the capacity to provide reusable cups, plates or flatware. Construction of a new facility with dish-washing capacity is underway and will drastically reduce the consumption of both recyclable and non-recyclable dining materials.

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

For the 2016-2017 dining service plans to reduce purchases of non-reusable cups, plates and flatware by $100,000.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

University Glen Corporation


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

CI’s actions in this area are directed by the CSU sustainability policy http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/documents/JointMeeting-CPBG-ED.pdf

Lighting and HVAC upgrades, sensors and controls for lighting and HVAC, fine-grain metering and controls.

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

Measurable objectives include the ability to dynamically monitor kWh usage for CSUCI's lighting demands through continuous monitoring and commissioning by the end of 2015.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Facilities Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:

CI plans to reduce water consumption by aggressively replacing grassy turf with drought tolerant landscaping which implements CA native plant species and rock gardens.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):

Section 7 of CI’s Campus Master Plan focuses on Landscape Design Guidelines
http://www.csuci.edu/fs/pdc/ci-master-plan-october-2007.pdf

The campus goal is for 69,126 sq ft upgraded to drought tolerant landscaping by 2016.

+ Date Revised: June 24, 2015

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):

Facilities Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:

Campus procurement policy sets both general and specific goals for sustainable purchasing.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):

Campus policy states the following:
"PCS strives to build relationships with vendors that share the campus values of community and environmental stewardship and responsible business practices. All paper purchased for office use will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content. The campus copy & printing program supplies offices with paper for printing and copying and all users are asked to recycle used paper. All state agencies are mandated to purchase energy star rated equipment and appliances whenever possible. CI requires Energy Star certification of all computers, monitors, printers, copiers, refrigerators, and other appliances and equipment."


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):

Procurement


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:

In the past year CI expanded transportation options to include trolley service in Camarillo. Plans include further expansion of public transportation routes. There are also plans for promotion and introduction of incentives for carpool and ride sharing options.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):

CI is part of regional transportation planning efforts through the Ventura County Transportation Commission - http://www.goventura.org/
CI receives guidance from CSU System regarding Transportation Demand Management
http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/Suam/CSU-Systemwide-TDM-Manual-November-2012.pdf

+ Date Revised: June 25, 2015

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):

Transportation and Parking Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:

CI’s actions in this area are directed by the CSU sustainability policy http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/documents/JointMeeting-CPBG-ED.pdf

Increase recycling and composting output and reduce the volume of waste going to landfill.

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):

Perform annual waste audits, begin composting food waste from the on campus cafeteria, and implement department specific recycling programs by end of 2015.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):

Facilities Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:

CI’s actions in this area are directed by the CSU sustainability policy http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/documents/JointMeeting-CPBG-ED.pdf

20% water use reduction by 2020.

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):

Landscaping and irrigation upgrades, restroom and shower upgrades, and the use of reclaimed and recycled water.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):

Facilities Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:

Information about CI’s commitments and plans to improve diversity can be found at http://www.csuci.edu/hr/diversityandequity.htm

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

Human Resources
Title IX Office

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:

The campus offers employee wellness and employee assistance programs. An office of student wellness and health education is being created.

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):

An office of student wellness and health education will be open to serve students in fall 2015.

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):

Student Affairs

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:

In addition to CSU Trustee policy on sustainability, CI’s Policy on Sustainable Practices is the guiding document for efforts to plan and improve sustainable practices across the campus - http://www.csuci.edu/strategic-resource-planning/fy-15-aa-request-2.pdf

Each Division incorporates sustainability into its strategic planning efforts:
• Division of Academic Affairs - http://www.csuci.edu/strategic-resource-planning/fy-15-aa-request-2.pdf

• Division of Information & Technology - http://www.csuci.edu/tc/strategy/ci-it-strategic-plan-va10.docx

• Division of Student Affairs - http://www.csuci.edu/strategic-resource-planning/dsa-strategic-plan-2011-2016.pdf

• Division of Business & Financial Affairs - http://www.csuci.edu/strategic-resource-planning/annual-report-work-plan-business-financial-affairs-2014-15.pdf

+ Date Revised: June 23, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:
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