2014 - 2015 ...

Previous Events & Projects On Campus ...


  • FALL 2015 - Conserve CI Campaign - During Fall 2015 an Art Capstone Group took on water conservation.  The Conserve CI group tabled in front of Broome Plaza and posted water conservation posters throughout campus and UGlen.  Water conservation banners were also present while they tabled and the Central Mall Fountain was emptied so a banner could be placed around the facades of the fountain which emphasized California's water crisis with the text "Imagine, A World Without Water".  Students at CI Housing were encouraged to compete in a shower timer competition.  Students on the social media platform, Instagram, were encouraged to learn more about how to save water.  To engage participation with CI students, water conservation challenges were provided on Instagram and winners were rewarded with Conserve CI shirts. Funding was provided by SustainableCI Academic Affairs.
  • SPRING 2015 - Sensor Faucets - I.R.A. funding enabled Facilities Services to install sensor faucets in areas of Bell Tower Central restrooms.  The addition of sensor faucets in Bell Tower restrooms would prevent faucets from being left on and precious water from running down the drain.  
  • SPRING 2015 - Art For Recycling - The Art Capstone students of this project took on recycling as a win-win goal.  They re-purposed previously used flyers & discarded paper from recycle bins and printed on the back side.  Additional posters with electricity usage and comparison benchmarks were also posted.  Stickers with a "Remember Recycle" message and animals (sea gulls, dolphins, & owls) donned with plastic "capes" were generated to show the importance of recycling and how the environment is impacted by plastic waste.  Recycle To WinThe group tabled during April, Earth Month with a "Recycle To Win" theme - For every 10 recyclable item a student provided, the student was given 1 raffle ticket.  The group worked with Camarillo Recycling to redeem the materials.  With the money received from the redeemables, a raffle winner would receive a $200 gift card at The Cove bookstore.  The "Recycle To Win" campaign was extended past Earth Month, and as a result, three student winners each received $200 gift cards for The Cove bookstore.
  • SPRING 2015 - Energy Saving Power Strips For Broome Administration Offices - I.R.A. funding provided Broome Library offices with Energy Saving Power Strips.  The smart strips would auto switch devices from on to off.  When energy is conserved and electricity is reduced, there is less impact on the environment.  The smart strip "uses one watt of power when fully engaged and less than 1/4 of a watt when the automatically switched outlets are off."  The implementation of the smart strips is a considerable savings in per month utility costs for Broome and Facilities Services.
  • SPRING 2015 - Shower Time - With California's drought situation and water conservation efforts, I.R.A. funding provided shower timers for CI Housing.  The goal was to engage students living in the dorms on water use and conservation through shower competitions.  Involving students with shower time would educate them on the importance of saving water while at the same time making the experience fun and interactive with their fellow peers.
  • SPRING 2015 - Solar at The SUB - I.R.A. funding provided this project with a solar charging device.  The device would be mobile and easily hand carried so that students could check-out the solar re-charger for their electronic device such as their phone or tablet.  Once testing is completed, the group will be providing the unit to the SUB for students to use.
  • FALL 2014 - CI Sustainability Map Live Online - This project was initiated by SustainableCI Academic Affairs Intern & ESRM Major, Patricia Ligeralde, with the help of Tyler Nichols, ESRM Major.  The map provides end-users sustainable locations/spots at CI - such as Hydration Stations, Bike Racks, Electric Charging Stations, Solar Lights, etc.,... End-users would be provided with visual images of these sustainable CI landmarks alongside brief caption descriptions of the sustainable item.


  • SPRING 2014 - Low Flow Toilet Installations - I.R.A. funding provided Facilities Services (fka Operations Planning & Construction) the funds to upgrade existing campus toilets to more sustainable and efficient models.  Low Flow Toilets - implemented Spring 2014The upgrades have saved Facilities Services as much as 80% in gallons per flush compared to traditional toilets.  With these savings in water use, Facilities Services can continue to meet the CO guidelines and goals.
  • SPRING 2014 - Lighting Survey, Assessment, & Energy Saving Implementations - I.R.A. funding enabled Facilities Services (fka Operations Planning & Construction) to conduct a lighting survey in campus buildings.  Energy Conservation StickerThe survey would allow FS to gauge usage as well as identify areas in need of modification (add additional lighting or remove every other bulb) for efficiency and energy savings.  Students were hired to participate in the data gathering and data organization.  Subsequently, energy efficient lighting has been installed in existing classrooms alongside informational signage indicating how much energy is consumed during a regular class day.  Daylight sensors were also installed in office areas and hallways so that lights automatically switch on when needed.
  • SPRING 2014 - GroUp "Solar Heating" Propagation House - I.R.A. funding provided this project with a propagation house behind Modoc Hall.  The Propagation House would be used as a means to grow native California plants for use for campus landscaping.  The Propagation House would be equipped with Solar Panels to provide sufficient temperatures for the seedlings and plant starts.
  • SPRING 2014 - Brita Water Pitchers Housing Campaign - Brita Pitcher Dorm Project implemented Spring 2014I.R.A. funding provided this project with the ability to provide HRE dorms with a Brita Pitcher.  Each dorm room would receive a Brita Pitcher & Filter.  Replacement filters would be provided by Housing's.  This campaign would continue to reaffirm the previous Fall group's "Refill Not Landfill" campaign by providing CI Housing the materials and equipment to reuse and refill pitchers at the dorm.




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