Purple flower on campus

Social, economic, and environmental sustainability are top priorities at CSU Channel Islands (CI). Living sustainably means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future. As a developing campus, CI has the rare opportunity to grow in its own direction. We are given more flexibility to utilize some of the most current and innovative sustainability technology in advancing campus efficiency. There are numerous sustainability efforts currently in motion at CI, most of which originate in the Department of Facilities Services (FS) and students, staff, and faculty play key roles in many projects dealing with sustainability on campus.

Earth Day Activities were held on April 21st in Central Mall 

Earth Day poster for new electric landscaping equipment

 

CI Sustainability Project

CSU Channel Islands Sustainability

FS has several over-arching sustainability goals.

Goal: Enhance Institutional Commitment to Sustainability

Our Strategies:

  1. Participate in STARS assessment every 2 years.
  2. Complete a Greenhouse Gas Inventory every 2 years.
  3. Collaborate with Academic Affairs and increase campus educational and engagement efforts.

Goal: Extend and Expand Sustainable Practices and Operations on the Campus

Our Strategies & Metrics:

  1. Design and construct new buildings and major renovations to LEED Platinum and Cal-Green Tier II standards.
  2. Operate the campus at LEED Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance standards.
  3. Reduce total water (potable and recycled water) consumption by 20% by 2020 as instructed by the CSU Chancellor's Office.
  4. Our municipal water provider, Camrosa Water District, mandates we reduce potable water by 15% from our 2013 usage.
  5. Reduce green house gas emissions to our 2008 levels by 2020 and 80% below 2008 levels by 2040.
  6. Reduce electricity consumption by 25% on a kWh/FTES basis based off of the average of 2008-2010 usage.
  7. Reduce waste generation by 80% on a tons/FTES basis by 2020 based on the average of 2008-2010.

Help to make sustainability a campus-wide effort by utilizing the resources on this website.