Summary of Campus Sustainability Efforts. American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment The commitment states that California State University,
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American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment The commitment states that California State University, Chico will: Commit to a Climate Action Plan designed to reach Carbon Neutrality Conduct biannual Greenhouse Gas Inventories to benchmark measures Build all new campus construction to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution Begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources within one year of signing this document Participate in the Waste Minimization component of the national RecycleMania competition, and adopt 3 or more associated measures to reduce waste
Climate Action Plan The University Climate Action Plan Summary: Drafted by The Institute for Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Vice President for Business and Finance Commits to Climate Neutrality by 2030 Interim target of 1990 levels by 2020 Formal approval needed by Campus Sustainability Committee
Energy Campus Energy Use Electrical Provider and grid mix: PG&E vs Arizona Power Supply EXECUTIVE ORDER S-21- 09, requires that retail electrical providers increase the renewable portfolio of their grid mix to 20% by the beginning of 2010 and 33% by the year 2020.
Curriculum x Identified sustainability related courses New General Education Requirement: Sustainability Learning outcome required in all GE Pathways Required to graduate? Sustainability General Education Pathway x courses in pathway meeting all areas of GE If pathway completed, potential for interdisciplinary minor in sustainability
Diversity New Diversity Plan 2011-2016 Eight Priorities Access and Success Priority 1: Increase university access for underrepresented student groups; especially from our service region Priority 2: Improve the success of students from underrepresented populations in learning, engagement, persistence, and graduation Education and Scholarship Priority 3: Ensure that all curricular and co- curricular programs foster diversity competencies and engagement Priority 4: Engage and support faculty, staff and student scholarship, creativity, and research on diversity Intergroup Relations and Campus Climate Priority 5: Develop and realize a shared understanding of ‘inclusive community’ Priority 6: Develop, implement and assess policies, programs and activities that create and sustain a more inclusive campus climate Institutional Vitality and Viability Priority 7: Increase and enhance the diversity in faculty, staff and administration at all levels of the University Priority 8: Design and implement a comprehensive system of accountability and recognition for increasing campus diversity and forming a more inclusive learning environment