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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 67.47
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

San Jose State University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stacey Knapp
STARS Liaison
Engineering
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

In May 2014, the CSU Board of Trustees adopted a comprehensive sustainability policy: http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/documents/JointMeeting-CPBG-ED.pdf.

In 2016, SJSU won the Customer of the Year Award from the Water Reuse California Conference for its campus-wide efforts to reduce and re-use water in both the physical plant, building operations and groundskeeping. SJSU advocates for water reduction policies through participation as sub-committee members of Water Reuse California.


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:

The CSU has 29 centers and institutes dedicated to
environmental and energy issues – with many more dedicated
to food and water studies. The combined capacity of 23
campuses supports the CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science
and Technology, the CSU Agricultural Research Initiative and the
CSU Water Resources Policy Initiative. Such initiatives help the CSU partner with government agencies and industry, raise awareness on careers, and provide a base to commercialize new ideas.  


A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

N/A


The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:

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.