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CSUN as a Top Performer on Sustainable Campus Index

September 9, 2019

Sustainable Campus Index 2019

CSUN has been recognized as a top performer in the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, tying for fourth place nationally in the area of Water and fifth place as an Overall Performer for master's institutions, scoring higher than any other CSU! A publication from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the Sustainable Campus Index recognizes top-performing sustainable colleges and universities overall and in 17 impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).  Read more

CSUN Sustainability Plan 2019 Update

July 1, 2019

CSUN Sustainability Plan 2019

CSUN recently released its Sustainability Plan annual update for 2018-19. The Sustainability Plan outlines measurable goals from 2013 to 2023, in ten separate target areas such as Dining, Education, Waste Management, Water, and Transportation.  Read more


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May 1, 2019 - The Giving Trees: Volunteers Harvest Fruit from CSUN Orange Grove

April 15, 2019 - #CSUNZero Waste Reduction Campaign Launches at Earth Fair

April 15, 2019 - CSUN Strikes Gold Again in National Higher Ed Sustainability Ranking

April 12, 2019 - ‘Future Currents: LA River’ Flows Through The Soraya

March 27, 2019 - Let’s Get to Zero Waste Before the ‘Trashpocalypse’

December 19, 2018 - Buzzworthy: CSUN Lands Bee Campus USA Affiliate Status

December, 2018 - 2018 Food Recovery Challenge National Award Winner

November 6, 2018 - Sustainability Day 2018 Drives Home Need for Clean Transportation

September 13, 2018 - CSUN Community Cleans Up at the Fourth Annual Matadors Day of Service

September 11, 2018 - AASHE Sustainable Campus Index 2018: CSUN recognized as 9th Place Top Performer

June 29, 2018 - Orange Pick Day Harvests More Than 3,500 Pounds of Oranges for a Good Cause

April 30, 2018 - Institute for Sustainability at Earth Day 2018

April 24, 2018 - CSUN Earns "Tree Campus USA" for Fourth Straight Year

January 5, 2018 - Affordable Bike Rental Program to Roll Out at CSUN

December 18, 2017 - CSUN Makes Top 10 in North American Sustainable Campus Index

November 6, 2017 - CSUN Cuts Ribbon on First-Ever CSU Sustainability Center

October 27, 2017 - CSUN Featured in Princeton Review’s “Green Guide”

August 8, 2017 - Picking Oranges with Purpose

June 12, 2017 - CSUN Earns Third LEED Certification for Energy-Efficient Design

May 16, 2017 - Tree Trifecta: CSUN Receives “Tree Campus USA” Honor for Third Straight Year

March 16, 2017 - CSUN Makes Strides to Create a More Drought-Tolerant Landscape

February 27, 2017 - CSUN Grounds Shop Goes Electric, Moves Toward “Climate Neutral” Campus