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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.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.28
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Northridge
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Austin Eriksson
Sustainability Program Manager
FPDC
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Think before you print.

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

The University has purchased 94 printers purchased for every lab and the library. The new features include: Limited free printing and then there is a charge for excess. Default system to duplex, must select single sided. Branding for printing. "Think before you print." USU has moved over to duplex printing in student printing labs.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

CSUNs campaign has saved 2,665,320 pages of paper in one year due to this specific program.
• Discarded pages – these represent pages that would have been printed but the student deleted from the system.
340,334 Pages Saved

• Expired pages – these represent pages that would have been printed, but were automatically deleted by the system, because the student did not print them within (4) four hours. This is essentially the same as discarded pages, but the student did not take the step to delete it from the system, instead they let the system delete it for them. 496,932 Pages Saved

• Duplex printed – these are the number of pages that were printed as duplexed in the system.
1,828,054 Pages Saved


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainable Office Program

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

In an effort to make CSUN a more "environmentally-friendly" campus, the Sustainable Office Program provides information and resources for improving sustainability in the office setting. This program is ran through the Associated Students on campus and is staffed entirely by students with staff guidance. These students evaluate current office practices and make recommendations on how they can improve their sustainability efforts. The participating offices are ranked on a scale similar LEED (Silver, Gold and Platinum). After the initial visit, an office can request a follow up visit to show their progress and hopefully improve their ranking.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

The SOP has completed the following:
• Total # of Assessments completed: 64
• Number of reassessments: 4
• Departments waiting for evaluation: 11


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.