Cal Poly Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month in October
September 15, 2016
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
- EcoChallenge, October 14-28
Commuter Services is offering incentives for commuting choices that reduce traffic congestion, parking demand and greenhouse emissions. Staff will be available to discuss various commuting options from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, on Dexter Lawn. Commuters are urged to carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or take the bus during Rideshare Week and beyond. Employees earn incentives by logging qualifying commuting activity at iRideshare.org.
First, enter the video competition by creating a 1-2 minute video demonstrating how you strive to create a greener environment through food. Submissions are due by Tuesday October 18th and films will be screened 10-11am October 20th in Chumash Auditorium. Coffee and sustainable snacks will be provided, and cash prizes will be given to the winning videos. $200, $100, and $50. Then after the film fest, stock up on locally produced goodies during Cal Poly Farmers Market on October 20th from 11am-2pm in the University Union. Vendors include CP organic farms, local food producers, and Cal Poly clubs. There will be a raffle to win CSA boxes, gift cards, etc. as well as games.
ASI will host the first annual Sustainability Festival on October 27th at Mustang way from 10 am to 2 pm. All Cal Poly clubs and organizations who work on making Cal Poly a more sustainable community will be tabling, there will be food, games and raffle prizes so be sure to stop by!
Join Cal Poly in Northwest Earth Institute's 2016 EcoChallenge October 14-28th, to reduce your environmental impact and also influence others to choose a sustainable lifestyle! *Cal Poly Goes Green is our team name!
Green Campus Kicks off Eco Reps Pilot Program
September 22, 2016
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.
Cal Poly Releases Sixth Sustainability Report
September 1, 2016
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. Click here for a PDF version of the 2016 report.
Green Campus announces dates for 2016 ACDC
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.
Meet the 16/17 Green Campus Team
July 1, 2016
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.