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Mark Your Calendar for Cal Poly Earth Week April 25-27th!

April 2017

Cal Poly's Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability Department is hosting Cal Poly Earth Week! The series begins with Zero Waste Day on Tuesday, April 25th, continues with Climate and Clean Technology Day on Wednesday, April 26th, and ends on Thursday, April 27th with Local Food and Water Day. Questions? Please email Kylee Singh at View the full schedule here or click the image to the left to print/view the PDF.

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Cal Poly Receives Silver STARS Rating!

March 30, 2016

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.

This is the first time the university has submitted for a STARS rating. Recognizing the value of the STARS framework, Cal Poly pursued the rating to establish benchmarks for its sustainability efforts. The areas Cal Poly rated highest in were campus engagement, community partnerships, planning, and innovation.

“The STARS Silver Rating is a remarkable achievement for our university,” said Dennis Elliot, director of Cal Poly’s Energy, Utilities and Sustainability. “This recognition reinforces our commitment to sustainability and will help us drive continued improvement for our campus.”

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Green Campus Kicks off Eco Reps Pilot Program

September 22, 2016

EcoReps Eco Reps are a group of 40 students committed to creating a culture of environmental stewardship on the Cal Poly campus through peer education, sustainability-focused projects, and outreach events. Managed by the Green Campus Team within Facilities, Eco-Reps get to exemplify the "learn by doing" motto, all while having a direct role in Cal Poly's advancement to a fully sustainable future. Visit the Green Campus website to learn more.

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Cal Poly Releases Sixth Sustainability Report

September 1, 2016

Every two years the Cal Poly Energy, Utilities and Sustainability Sustainability reportDepartment 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. Click here for a PDF version of the 2016 report.

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Green Campus announces dates for 2016 ACDC

July 15,2016

lucid The Cal Poly Green Campus team will be teaming up with University Housing and Residential Life to host the 2016 Annual Diversion and Conservation Challenge (ACDC). The ACDC will pit residents of the 6 Red Brick Buildings against each other to reduce the most energy and water use in thier buildings. Wate and Energy will be tracked live using the Lucid Energy Dashboard during the duration of the two week competition. The winning hall will recieve an ice cream social party featuring Batch ice cream sandwiches! Visit the Green Campus website to learn more.

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Meet the 16/17 Green Campus Team

July 1, 2016

GC For the 2016/17 academic year Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability staff will guide the work of three new team members on the Green Campus team in addition to two returning team members. Green Campus recognizes the value in engaging newly admitted students to achieve successful culture change on campus around sustainability. In addition to organizing the Annual Conservation and Diversion Challenge the team is crafting plans for an Eco Rep's program, Res Hall Eco Certified program, as well as planning for activities that will engage thousands of students during Earth month in April of 2017.

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