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You’ll find an ever-growing collection of award-winning sustainable practices and programs in place across Cal State Fullerton. In line with the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), California State University Sustainability Policy as well as State of California legislation, executive orders and regulations, Cal State Fullerton aims to:

  • Reduce campus greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 (AB 32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, Governor’s Executive Order S-20-04);
  • Meet 33 percent of our electricity needs with renewable sources by 2020 (California Public Utilities Commission Renewable Portfolio Standard);
  • Reduce water use by at least 20 percent by 2020 (California State University Sustainability Policy);
  • Operate in the most energy efficient-manner possible (California State University Sustainability Policy);
  • Increase our waste diversion rate to 75 percent by 2020 and move toward zero waste (CSU Sustainability Policy);
  • Invest at least 20 percent of our campus food budget in sustainable food purchases by 2020 (Real Food Challenge, CSU Sustainability Policy);
  • Achieve zero net energy consumption for 50% of the square footage of existing state-owned buildings by 2025 and zero net energy consumption for new or renovated state buildings starting design after 2025 (California Green Building Action Plan);
  • Design and build all new buildings and major renovations to meet or exceed the minimum requirements equivalent to LEED “Silver” (California Green Building Action Plan);
  • Become a carbon-neutral campus by 2050 (CSUF Sustainability Master Plan).