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Sustainability Champions Program

Become a CSUN Sustainability Champion!

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Purpose:  Launched in 2019, the Sustainability Champions program is an initiative to engage and empower CSUN employees to expand sustainability knowledge and practices within their areas of influence. This network of sustainability communicators and practitioners fosters a culture of environmental and social stewardship, to have representation in every department across the campus. Sustainability Champions serve as an informational resource to others in their department and help identify opportunities to integrate sustainability into everyday operations.

What is the role of a Sustainability Champion?

  • Share information from the Sustainability Program and affiliated CSUN sources including flyers, announcements, and social media posts
  • Share sustainability-related awards, scholarships, involvement opportunities, etc. with students
  • Volunteer at sustainability-related events
  • Promote and recruit Sustainability Champions
  • Attend at least two workshops per year, with topics ranging from Energy, Water, Waste, Transportation, Purchasing, and others 
  • Learn and implement best practices to advance sustainability-related projects and work 
  • Policy and project developments to share with departments 
  • Provide feedback on sustainability-related programs and initiatives 
  • Assist with collecting data necessary for sustainability assessment and reporting
  • Participation in sustainability programs and initiatives
  • If desired, partner with CSUN Sustainability and other units to implement sustainability projects and programs within departments and across the university

Who can be a Sustainability Champion? 
Sustainability Champions should be employees or student employees of CSUN or its Auxiliaries. One Champion per campus department is ideal, however, larger departments can designate more than one if desired. Academic Colleges may specify a collegewide Champion in addition to those at the department level. Sustainability Champions do not need related professional responsibilities (i.e., sustainability-related work in a position description), but should have a strong personal interest in sustainability. 

Why be a Sustainability Champion? 

  • Be a part of a fun, engaged ground within the CSUN Community
  • Contribute to the culture of sustainability and progress toward carbon neutrality, zero waste, and other CSUN Sustainability goals
  • Priority notification for sustainability-related funding, projects, and programs
  • Share department projects and accomplishments
  • Awards and recognition for university service
  • Department and Champion name listed on the CSUN Sustainability website

CSUN Sustainability Champions:

 Champion Name Department/Unit
Adriana ElegadoUniversity Counseling Services 
Amanda ClevelandTheatre
Anne EipeUniversity Counseling Services
Austin ErikssonEnergy and Sustainability, Facilities Planning
Bergen MuzatkoInformation Technology
Brian FinckCareer Center
Cassidy ButowInstitute for Community Health and Wellbeing
Christina MayberryUniversity Library
Coleen Halloran BarsleyPhysical Plant Management
Debbie MercadoAcademic FirstYear Experiences
Deena KamelAlumni Relations and Annual Giving
Dennis MillerThe Soraya
Diane WaiUniversity Advancement/Marketing & Communications
Edith WinterhalterVP of Administration and Finance Office
Frank W. StranzlHuman Resources
Gerson LamStudent Housing
Gabriella NguyenKlotz Student Health Center
Hazel KochockiProvost's Office
Jacqueline KhaAP, AR, & Travel
Jean PorterAcademic Resources & Planning
Jenny NguyenFinancials Services Resource Mgt
Jessica Baty McMillanCommunication Studies 
Karen PrimmInformation Technology
Karla GonzalezStudent Involvement and Development
Katherine LorenzCriminology and Justice Studies
Kayla KaiserChemistry and Biochemistry
Kristin TaylorArt
Laura RuthHirrelLinguistics/TESL
Lindsay BrownTeacher Curriculum Center/Music & Media, Library
Lisa ChaudhariLiberal Studies Program/Sustainability minor
Marianne LinkKlotz Student Health Center
Marc NetterKinesiology
Matt ReinigNational Center on Deafness
May LighStudent Financial & Tax Services
Melina GutierrezDRES
Mike LennonThe University Corporation
Monique Villegas RubalcabaPhysical Plant Management 
Pamela LaRussaParking & Transportation
Pamela PalaciosCommunity Engagement 
Paul SchantzStudent Affairs IT
Randy SorensenUniversity Student Union
Robert ParkCSBS/SCC
Sabrina Aguilar Admissions and Records 
Sarah JohnsonInstitute for Sustainability
Sherrie HixonResearch & Sponsored Programs
Sherry SidickTseng College/ Educational Partnerships Development
Susan DickmanUniversity Development
Tanya KiaposGraduate Studies/Evaluations/10048
Terri LiteAcademic Affairs EOP
Vana KhachatourianOffice of Institutional Research
Yvonne Wolfe88.5 KCSN

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