STARS Information

  • Credit Rationale:
    • Part 1: Institution has developed a definition of sustainability research.
    • Part 2: Institution has identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives.
    • Part 3: Institution makes its sustainability research inventory publicly available online.
  • Environmental Benefits: Adopting a definition of sustainability research provides a foundation for measurement and goal setting. Conducting an inventory of an institution's sustainability research can serve as a valuable first step in identifying strengths and areas for development.
  • Scoring: Each part of the credit is scored independently. A total of 3 points are available for this credit.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

California State University Channel Islands has developed the following definition for sustainability research:

"Sustainability research constitutes investigations that explore these relationships as well as inquiries focused on topics within natural resources that inform current and future status and use may be considered as lying within the realm of sustainability research."

CSU Channel Islands has alsidentified sustainability research activities and initiatives. A faculty research survey was administered in the fall of 2010.

CSU Channel Islands does make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online. For a list of sustainability research activities, click on the following link:

CSU Channel Islands Sustainability Research Inventory (PDF, 36.2KB)

Information Received From:

Dan Wakelee, Associate Dean of the Faculty