STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that address sustainability issues during new employee orientation.
  • Environmental Benefits: Including sustainagility in new employee orientation helps establish sustainability as an institutional priority and part of the campus culture. Providing information and tools about the institution’s sustainability programs and options at the time when an employee is getting acquainted with his or her new employer and developing new work routines and habits can help encourage the adoption of environmentally and socially preferable habits, routines, and choices. 
  • Scoring: Institution earns 2 points for meeting the criteria outlined above. 

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Sustainability in New Employee Orientation

CSU Channel Islands currently does meet the criteria for this credit by addressing sustainability issues during new employee orientation.

Associate Director of Building and GroundsThe Associate Director of Building & Grounds gives a lecture on sustainability during mandatory new employee orientations. Useful tips on how to conserve water, energy, and paper are discussed. Large blue (recycling) and small black cans in all faculty and staff offices have been installed, explaining that most everything should go into the large commingled recycling can and only a few things (tissues) should go into the ‘trash’ can.  ‘Please turn it off’ stickers have also been installed over light switches in all offices and classrooms.

Information Received From:

Anna Pavin: Associate Vice President, Human Resources