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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 50.89
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Nick Kordesch
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

"Grow your plant knowledge" campus tours by SF State Grounds staff are held regularly. Attendees learn about the campus ecosystem and how to identify plants.

The Office of Sustainability and Associated Students regularly conduct public outreach tabling sessions about recycling and composting.

Power to the Pedal Bicycle outreach is aimed at educating the campus community about biking as a sustainable transportation method. Workshops and outreach sessions are held throughout the school year.

The Office of Sustainability presents sustainability program overviews to all campus administrators.

The Office of Sustainability does tabling outreach about various sustainability topics at quarterly Administration and Finance department staff Town Hall meetings.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition leads regular urban bicycling workshops to promote bike commuting.

Numerous public outreach events by San Francisco Department of the Environment have focused on promoting carpooling, using re-usable mugs, cigarette butt pollution, and more.

Recology, SF State's waste hauler regularly conducts public outreach about recycling and composting.


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.