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Sustainability at CSUCI seeks to integrate sustainability into the built, natural, and learning environments to advance a community that actively pursues environmental and social justice for the common good. Led through the department of Facilities Services, sustainability at CSUCI is achieved through the collaboration of various departments, working groups, academic centers, and individuals dedicated to achieving the university’s sustainability and climate goals.

Definition of Sustainability

CSUCI defines sustainability as the just, equitable, and efficient use of all types of capital — human, financial, manufactured and natural — with the goal of maintaining healthy ecosystems in perpetuity and meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

CSUCI Sustainability Goals

CSUCI has several sustainability goals, including:

  • Achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2040
  • Reduce water consumption 10% below 2019 levels by 2030
  • Divert 80% of waste from the landfill by 2040
  • Improve energy efficiency 20% from 2019 by 2029

Meet Our Sustainability Staff

We have a small but mighty team of dedicated individuals driving CSUCI’s sustainability programs. Meet our team!

Roxane Beigel-Coryell, Sustainability & Energy Director 

Roxane is the sustainability and energy director for California State University Channel Islands. With more than ten years of experience leading sustainability in higher education, she has fostered a variety of sustainability advancements on college campuses, including multiple solar projects, waste management program improvements, climate action planning, and energy efficiency projects. Her passion for sustainability is rooted in helping us all find practical ways to make sustainable choices in our daily lives. Outside of work, Roxane likes to play tennis and spend time with her dog and two cats. 


Stephannie Abbey, Sustainability Student Assistant

Stephannie is an international graduate student pursuing a MS in Mathematics. She is deeply passionate about the intersection of numbers and any field she finds herself. Hailing from a diverse background, Stephannie brings a unique perspective to the field of sustainability as she has experience in videography, photography and is also a good team player. In the future she hopes to apply her knowledge and skills learnt both academically and professionally in a reputable organisation.

Gurleen Kaur Dhoat, Sustainability Student Assistant

Gurleen, an international student from India, is pursuing a Master's degree in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Driven by her passion for the environment and responsible resource management, Gurleen serves as a student assistant with the facilities office. In this role, she helps create engaging social media content that promotes environmental awareness and encourages the adoption of sustainable practices across the campus community. Her interests include reading, exploring diverse cuisines, and spending quality time with friends. After completing her Master's program, Gurleen aspires to transition into a career as a scientific researcher. 

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