Focused on being green

Sustainability is top-of-mind for students, faculty, staff and administrators at California State University Channel Islands (CI). It's so important that it’s one of CI's strategic goals. We even appointed a Sustainability Task Force that’s focused on:

  • Building design—we look at conservation first and recycling existing materials

  • Environmental education—we offer sustainability-focused courses and programs

  • Recycling awareness—we recycle about 50 percent of our waste, and sponsor events like Free Electronics Recycling Day

  • Strategic energy management—we focus on reducing solid waste and electric and water consumption, and measure our efforts through AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) program (In fact, CI’s a charter participant.)

  • Transportation—we offer bicycle sharing and we were one of the first West Coast universities to partner with Zipcar, helping to take personally-owned vehicles off the road

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You can help our environment—and have fun—through:

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