Cal Poly Ranks Third in CSU for Sustainability Efforts
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, or Cal Poly Sustainability ReportSTARS, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education — from academics, engagement, operations, planning and administration to innovation and leadership efforts. “The STARS Gold Rating reinforces Cal Poly’s commitment to sustainability while fostering additional Learn by Doing opportunities for students in all six of our colleges,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “This rating also helps propel us toward a major long-term campus goal of trimming our carbon footprint and transforming Cal Poly into a net zero campus by 2050.” Read the full press release here.
Cal Poly Wins Three Statewide Awards for Sustainability Efforts
Three Cal Poly Administration and Finance departments have recently been recognized for their innovative sustainability practices, bringing in a total of three awards from two different statewide organizations. On July 11, Cal Poly Facilities Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, and Strategic Business Services won a best practice award for their collaborative effort on the 4.5-megawatt Gold Tree Solar Farm at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC). More recently Cal Poly Facilities Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, and Transportation and Parking Services, were both recognized during the California Higher Education Collaborative Conference at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center. Cal Poly left the Oct. 1-3 conference with two sustainability awards, one for the solar farm, and another for implementation of assigned parking zones for commuter students to reduce hunting for parking spaces and resultant traffic congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.Read the full press release here.