CSUSM Sustainability Master Plan is a road map for how the campus is going to achieve our goals and policies set forth by the Chancellor’s office and the State of California.
The CSU System passed it's first ever Single-Use Plastics policy, effective January 1, 2019. This policy looks at single use straws, plastic bags, Styrofoam, and water bottles. Currently CSUSM uses compostable straws and no longer gives out plastic bags at eateries and the university store. We also no longer use Styrofoam in our food establishments. Starting January 2022, we have eliminated the sale and distribution of single-use plastic water bottles.
The CSU System Sustainability Policy: we value sustainability and recognize not only the business case for going green but also the educational opportunities sustainability can provide to students.