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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 Silver
Overall Score 51.16
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

California State University, San Marcos
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The Sustainability Advisory Committee began in 2013, with the goal of developing the sustainability master plan. At the completion of the plan, the committee has moved into implementation of the plan and meets quarterly to discuss sustainability activities, progress on goals and updates from the the Sustainability Working Groups- which are sub-groups to the larger advisory committee. These smaller working groups work on specific areas - including Zero Waste, Engaging the Campus Community and Local Sustainable Food and Transportation.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Students: 4 (Sustainability Club, ASI Representitive and 2 others who assist with student engagement)
Staff: 26 (Representation from across the campus departments. Assist with engagement, education, providing ideas and connections across all areas of campus).
Faculty: 7 (Kinesiology, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Anthropology, Geography, Environmental Studies)


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Manager is part of Safety, Risk and Sustainability. She manages all sustainability efforts including the Sustainability Master Plan, Engagement strategies, integrating sustainability into the curriculum and communication and marketing.

In addition, the Energy Management and Utilities Department manages all of our energy and recycling efforts, along with other utilities management. This department has 2 staff working on sustainability efforts (the director and the recycling coordinator).


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Sustainability Manager

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Sustainability program has received 3 Campus as a Living Lab grants, assisted in the campus winning 3 awards (2 California based awards and 1 national CHESMA award). In addition, the recognition of the program across campus has been heightened with the onset of the sustainability manager (This position has only been on campus for 2 years). Numerous events, workshops and activities have also taken place, such as a renewed Earth Day (week) celebration, coverage of sustainability in the campus newspaper and Office of Communications news, and overall the campus is striving to become more sustainable.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Manager

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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.