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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.

Campus Announcements

Test Your Cal Poly Sustainability Knowledge!

In an effort to provide a fun and interactive way to educate new incoming freshman on Cal Poly Sustainability efforts, Green Campus team members crafted a Kahoot! quiz. Feel free to test your knowledge, all you need is a computer and a handheld device. Even better host a trivia session with friends using Kahoot or share in the classroom. Take the online quiz!

Cal Poly Wins 4 Awards in 2017 Sustainability Best Practices Competition

Cal Poly has won four awards in the 2017 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards Competition. The competition is hosted by the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), which recognizes California universities that demonstrate effective energy efficiency projects and innovative sustainability practices in operations and academics.

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Cal Poly Receives Silver STARS Rating

Cal Poly has earned a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Cal Poly’s STARS report is publicly available here.

Read more about STARS here ›››

A Message from the Provost Features Sustainability

Provost Enz Finken released a monthly message about Cal Poly sustainability efforts. Watch the video below to hear her highlights.

The Journey to Zero Waste Continues

Cal Poly continues to work to become a Zero Waste campus. 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.

Keep reading about how Zero Waste is in your hands! ›››

Sustainability report

Cal Poly Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

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.

Read and download the PDF version of the report ›››

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