CSUN Shine

Topic 4: Sustainability

February 13, 2014

As noted in a message to the campus community from President Dianne F. Harrison introducing topic 4 for the Help Make CSUN Shine Brighter initiative, this semester we turn our attention to sustainability, one of the planning priorities included in CSUN Shines for the Next Decade. To quote from that document:

A focus on sustainability achieves cost savings, represents responsible stewardship of the university’s physical resources, and prepares knowledgeable graduates who will also be leaders and stewards of the earth’s resources. California State University, Northridge is already a leader with sustainable buildings, efficient practices, reduced energy and water usage, and the generation and use of alternative energy. Further, the university’s focus on sustainability promotes educational experiences for students.

We have made an institutional commitment to sustainability and we can take pride in CSUN’s achievements to date, including installation of solar panels, the fuel cell plant, the rainforest, establishment of the Institute for Sustainability and the new curriculum in sustainability. The growing interest in ‘green’ issues led to the development of a sustainability plan for CSUN

As green initiatives multiply, managing those efforts with limited resources becomes increasingly important. What efforts should take priority and what creative ideas do you have for making CSUN shine greener?

(Topic now closed to comments)

Thank you for your participation.