Through long-standing partnerships, we work in concert with local, state and national organizations to employ best practices and uphold the highest vision for a sustainable future. Following are just a few of our commitments:
Cal State Fullerton is a current and charter member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and has received silver ratings using AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Rating System (STARS) for academics, engagement, operations, and planning and administration, in 2012, 2015 and 2018. Click here to access Cal State Fullerton’s latest STARS report.
Cal State Fullerton signed on to Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment in 2011, pledging to create a comprehensive Climate Action Plan focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality as soon as possible. The Carbon Commitment has been used as a model for higher education climate action for more than a decade.
President Milton Gordon signed in 2011 the Talloires Declaration, a ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach. The declaration has been signed by over 500 university leaders in over 50 countries.
Since 2015, Cal State Fullerton has been a registered member of the United States Green Building Council, the agency that administers the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.