|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2016|
|4.85 / 5.00||
Utilities & Sustainability Analyst
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Materials recycled||744 Tons||3,578 Tons|
|Materials composted||527 Tons||533 Tons|
|Materials reused, donated or re-sold||0 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator||266 Tons||418 Tons|
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of residential students||3,646||2,824|
|Number of residential employees||101||77|
|Number of in-patient hospital beds||0||0|
|Full-time equivalent enrollment||26,569||26,796|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||3,805||3,819|
|Full-time equivalent of distance education students||1,948||0|
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||Jan. 1, 2015||Dec. 31, 2015|
|Baseline Year||Jan. 1, 2010||Dec. 31, 2010|
The 2010 baseline was adopted to track our progress since the last STARS report.
Waste audits on campus will be conducted by GreenWaste in the Fall of 2016 to identify the contents of each waste stream (dining, housing, academic buildings, etc). We would like to use the information from the audits to better tailor waste campaigns.
A page on SJSU's has been created to provide guidelines and tips on how to prevent waste.
SJSU’s Furniture/Equipment Reuse program matches unwanted furniture to people or departments who need them, reducing the amount of old furniture that ends up in our mixed recycling bins. The furniture reuse program was implemented about five years ago but we encountered problems in that no one wanted to pay for the moves of the furniture, even though the furniture itself was free. In 2008, management support was obtained and now moves of furniture obtained through the reuse program are provided at no cost to the requester. This program is managed by SJSU’s Procurement department, and supported by the Facilities Development & Operations Recycling & Moving Services.
The type and condition of equipment and furniture determines whether the items are eligible for reuse on campus through the Furniture/Equipment Re-use Program or if it should be recycled. Several options exist, including: making property available to other departments on campus, donating items to local non-profit agencies and schools, sending equipment to a public auction under contract with the university, posting items on the Public Surplus web site, and dismantling property into separate components for recycling.
SJSU campus directories, course catalogs and course schedules are all available online. The online catalog is free while the printed catalog is only available for purchase in the bookstore. The online schedules and catalogs contain the most updated information. Additionally, information about International and Extended Studies online courses, Open University, Special Session, Professional Development and lifelong learning opportunities are also available online.
Students must pay to print at SJSU. In the king library it costs 20¢ per B&W page. Individual departments and labs vary in the rates charged for printing. Associated students have computer labs, but students must pay to print in these facilities as well. Charging for printing limits the amount students choose to print.
There are special collection bins set up during move-out time that collects used notebooks, clothes, left over detergent and other items that students would usually throw away during move out. The residence halls staff works with Sacred Heart and Salvation Army to coordinate this donation program.
The Erase Waste Campaign in the Dining Commons is a daily waste audit in the university Dining Commons. The campaign has students separate food waste and non-food waste into containers. The food waste is then weighed and tracked daily by employees. The weight is posted on a semester graph to show the amount of food wasted each week. Through the graph, infographics about food waste, and educational sessions, students have reduced food waste by 40% since 2013.
Pre-consumer food waste is not tracked but it is collected to be composted in the Associated Students Community Garden.
The Erase Waste campaign (described above) tracks and reduces post-consumer food waste. Also, all SJSU Residential Dining Facilities are trayless. This policy was implemented in August 2009 and has shown to decrease food waste significantly.
Spartan Dining Services provides reusable baskets, plates, and mugs which are returned, cleaned, and re-used by students in residence halls. As a result of this, to-go packaging purchases have been greatly reduced within the residence halls. All to-go plates, utensils, and cups on campus are Eco Products and are compostable. They are composted off-site in a commercial composting facility.
Spartan Dining Services offers a reusable mug discount in all its facilities on campus. Upon using your refillable mug, you are entitled to a $0.50 discount for that item.
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.