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Sustainability

Sustainability

Earth Day 2021 Speakers 

CSU-wide Earth Day 2021 Event

Sustainability Officers across the CSU are once again collaborating to organize a systemwide virtual event in honor of Earth Day 2021!

Join us on Thursday, April 22nd from 12 – 1:30pm for a 1 hour panel discussion and Q & A with young leaders of the intersectional environmental and climate justice movement followed by 30 minute, action-oriented break-out discussions.

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Sustainability Month 2021

CSU Earth Month EcoChallenge Competition

Starting April 1st, students, faculty and staff at all of the CSUs are invited to participate in the CSU Earth Month Eco Challenge to see how 30 days of action can add up to a lifetime of positive change for your campus community and the planet!

Individual and campus prizes will be awarded to the most active participants!

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Commitment to Sustainability

See how each of the 23 campuses of the California State University is working toward a more sustainable future.

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  • ​​Sustainability Policy

    In May 2014, the CSU Board of Trustees adopted the first systemwide Sustainability Policy, applying sustainable principles across all areas of university operations. This February 2018 report represents the first CSU-wide assessment of progress toward the goals outlined in the policy.

  • Read the Report

    Read t​​he Policy

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  • “Campus as a Living Lab” Program​

    Faculty and campus facilities management staff work together to explore solutions to real-world sustainability problems.

  • Learn About the Program



​​Progress Toward Sustainability Goals

The system continues to work toward achieving the nine goals set out in the 2014 CSU Sustainability Policy:

​Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

The CSU has already met and exceeded its 2020 goal for reducing greenhouse gas*.​

​​Ener​​gy Efficiency

Systemwide energy use continues to decrease. The CSU has installed ​$128 million in energy efficiency projects since 2005*.​

​Water Conservation

 

The CSU has already met the 2016 water conservation goal of reducing use by 10% and is on track to meet the 2020 goal of 20%*.​​

​*Updated March 2018

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