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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 poster for new electric landscaping equipment

CI Sustainability Project

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 year.
  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 10% from 2019 levels by 2030 as instructed by the CSU Chancellor's Office.
  4. Achieve zero net green house gas emissions by 2040.
  5. Purchase 90% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
  6. Reduce electricity consumption by 25% on a kWh/FTES basis based off of the average of 2008-2010 usage.
  7. Divert 80% of waste from the landfill by 2040.

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

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