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Safety, Risk and Sustainability
We are members of AASHE and USGBC
We are members of the California State University Sustainability Officers network (a group of all CSU institutions), the SoCal Sustainability Officers Network (this is open to all southern California institutions and meets on a quarterly basis). In addition, we are members of UC/CSU Energy Partnership and the Energy and Utility Managers Committee for the CSU.
- AASHE 2016 in Baltimore ("Starting the Conversation: Bridging Diversity and Sustainability in the California State University System")
- California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) 2016 at CSU Fullerton: "Partnerships for Action: Higher Education and Community-Engaged Learning for Sustainability"
CSUSM was the 2016 recipient of the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) national award under the category Innovation Award of Merit. This award was granted to CSUSM for our innovated hazardous waste management program.
Over the past three years, CSUSM has worked to create the most environmentally friendly program to dispose of biological waste from our research and educational laboratories. As our campus has grown, so has the hazardous and non-hazardous waste that cannot be placed in the landfill due to environmental regulations. Our laboratories are conducting important and impactful research which Safety, Risk & Sustainability wants to cultivate. However, as research programs expand so does the waste resulting from their projects and programs. This effort was developed to meet the needs of our academic programs but do so with sustainability and waste management at the forefront.
We also won the CSU Facilities Management Best Practice Award for our recent Energy Retrofit project: http://www.calstate.edu/CPDC/FPM_Conference/2016/best-practice-awards/energy-retrofit.shtml
Also, we won a CHSEC Best Practice award for Sustainability in Academics: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: https://chesc.org/best-practice-awards/2016-best-practice-award-winners/
Our Energy Management and Utilities Director has been on the CHESC and CSU Facilities Management Conference committees for Best Practices for the past three years.
We have been collaborating on a sustainability and diversity initiative across the CSU institutions. This has included joint planning for conference presentations (CHESC and AASHE) and training sessions and by providing information to the Chancellor's Offices.
In addition, on the energy side, we collaborate on the UC/CSU Energy Forums- a quarterly event that connects UC and CSU institutions with utility providers across the state.
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.
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.