President's Sustainability Committee
Purpose and Responsibilities
The Sustainability Committee will institutionalize sustainability at CSUMB.
The mission of the committee is to promote sustainability throughout CSUMB - in planning, development and operation of the campus facilities, including student support services. It will also support sustainability through curriculum innovation, faculty, staff, and student research, and outreach to the local, regional and global community.
The Committee will build awareness, understanding, and a culture of sustainability on campus. It will promote and coordinate the integration of sustainability between campus operations and academic programs, including teaching, learning, research, and service. The Committee will report progress on sustainability goals (both short-term and on-going) to the President and the President’s Cabinet.
The Committee will foster dialogue, support the advancement of goals identified in the Climate Action Plan, assist with reporting requirements and provide a venue for campus organizations, units and groups to work collaboratively to advance sustainability principles throughout campus. The Committee will review campus practices that may prohibit or hinder progress on achieving sustainability goals and will provide recommendations for improvements. In addition to these broad responsibilities, the committee will also identify one-year actions on an annual basis.
September 2020 - August 2021
- Begin Implementation of the Campus Sustainability Plan through the following actions
- 1. Develop and Implement a Sustainability Learning Certificate
- 2. Form a Habitat Working Group to support Core Goal 2
- 3. Be responsive to the multiple crises (health, economic, etc.). Providing recommendations that save money, support people and support environmental actions.
September 2019 - July 2020
- Complete the Campus Sustainability Plan and Carbon Neutrality Roadmap
September 2018 - September 2019
- Planning - Prepare for update to Climate Action Plan in 2019/20 – determine approach, process and desired outcomes. Engage with, and advise, on the CSU Sustainability Policy Update. Continue to advise on the integration of Sustainability into the CSUMB strategic Plan Update.
- Action Steps on Materials Management and Conservation Plan – Identify current projects and programs underway to support materials management and identify next steps needed - in support of meeting waste diversion regulations and goals.
- Meaningfully address the intersections between Social Justice, Equity and Environmental Issues.
- Committee Reflection – After 3 years of meeting, this is a good time to review scope and direction of committee. As well as roles and responsibilities of individuals on the committee.
July 2017 - 2019
- Complete strategy and begin implementation of the Materials Management and Conservation Plan in an effort to meet the CSU goals (80%) and State Requirement (75%) by 2020.
- Convene “Paper Action Committee” to reduce paper use and paper support waste generated (printers, cartridges, etc.)
- Develop and release the first CSUMB Sustainability Progress Report (including key metrics, academic achievements, student leadership and programmatic growth).
July 2015 – June 2016
- Identify sustainability priority areas and initiate campus action and program development.
- Advise and provide recommendations on the development of the 2015 Master Plan Update.
- Develop a campus-wide definition of sustainability.
Habitat Working Group
Purpose: Provide collaborate planning to enhance and maintain the natural environment of the campus in a manner that support facilities and maintenance needs, wellness of students, staff and faculty as well as beautification and restoration of the natural areas of our campus.
Diane Miller (alt.)
Laura Lee Lienk
Gary Rodriguez (alt.)
Paul Bryant - non PSC member
Suzy Worcester - non PSC member
Jenny Duggan - non PSC member
Fred Watson - non PSC member
Scott Waltz - non PSC member
Sustainability Certificate/Champion Program
Purpose: Develop a program to engage staff and faculty in a series of learning sessions that lead to informed stakeholders that then take action and become champions to advance sustainability within their department/office.
Environment and Economic Recovery
Purpose: Develop, analyze and provide recommendations on cost saving measure that could be implemented during campus closure or at initial re-population.
John Avella (alt.)
Greg Pool (alt.)