CSU Celebrates 50 Years of Earth Day

CSU campuses have planned creative ways to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on our world.

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Questions? Please contact our sustainability office at twallace@calstate.edu


Sustainability in the California State University: The First Assessment of the 2014 Sustainability Policy (2014-2017)

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.

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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.

  • ​​Sustainability Policy

    The 29 goals of the CSU Sustainability Policy seek to incorporate sustainability principles into all areas of the university.​​

  • Read the Policy

  • campus as a living lab grant program
  • “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