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Implementation Profile for California State University-Northridge

Submitted on May 7, 2013; last updated on November 10, 2016

Institution Information

Commitment Type Climate
Basic Carnegie Classification Masters College
Control Public
Location Northridge, CA
Community Setting Large city
USDOE Climate Zone 3
Current President or Chancellor's Name Dianne F Harrison
Current President or Chancellor's Title President
Main Website http://www.csun.edu/
Sustainability Website http://www.csun.edu/sustainability
Additional Urls No information provided

Implementation Structure

Institutional Format Center- or Institute-Led
Number of Individuals in Structure 21+
Stakeholder Groups Represented Faculty, Students, Executive, Staff
Description On September 24, 2012 President Dianne F. Harrison requested the university's Institute for Sustainability and its affiliates create a sustainability plan for the campus. Five persons served as the planning committee and an outline was drawn up which identified ten focus area to be addressed in the plan. Nine faculty affiliates served as authors of plan sections and the campus Green Core Team (a group of two dozen individuals working on sustainability initiatives in various campus divisions) and others responsible for operations were consulted. A draft of the plan was submitted to President Harrison on January 11, 2013. An implementation schedule is currently being drafted (May, 2013). The plan includes initiatives in the following focus areas: Administration, Dining Services, Education, Energy and Buildings, Environmental Quality, Organics, Purchasing and Consumption, Transportation, Waste and Materials Management and Water. The Climate Action Plan will be drafted from a sub-group of affiliates responsible for the relevant sections (Energy and Buildings, Transportation) of the broader sustainability plan.
Committees and Groups with whom Institution coordinates No information provided
Implementation Liaison's Name Austin Eriksson
Implementation Liaison's Title Sustainability Program Manager
Implementation Liaison's Department Facilities Planning