About Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability
The Facilities Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability organization is dedicated to responsible management of the natural resources needed to assure the continued efficient operations of the Cal Poly campus. Electricity, natural gas, water, and various other resources are critical to operating a successful university; Cal Poly is an award winning leader in sustainability because we manage those resources using sustainability as a driving force in campus planning and operations. Read more about Cal Poly's commitment to sustainability here.
Celebrating Campus Sustainability Month throughout October provides an unparalleled series of opportunities to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become leaders to sustainability. Mark Your Calendar for these Events; Rideshare Week, October 3-7, Food Day, October 20, Sustainability Festival, October 27, and the EcoChallenge, October 14-28.
Cal Poly continues to work to become a Zero Waste campus, meaning eventually none of the waste produced on campus will end up in a landfill. Efforts to promote recycling and composting across campus as well as encouraging the community to reduce and reuse is a major priority for the university.
Every two years the Cal Poly Energy, Utilities and Sustainability Department produces a report to highlight the efforts happening around campus. This publication is intended to highlight some of Cal Poly's sustainability achievements within Facilities and Operations, and across the campus community as a whole. The report defines measurable indicators against which we are tracking our progress on a biennial basis. The document clearly demonstrates both successes to date and challenges for the future. It may also serve as a useful tool in continuing to make the campus a living laboratory.