At CSUSM, Sustainability holistically addresses the interconnectedness among societies, all living beings and ecosystems by ensuring socially just, ecologically sound, and resilient communities that value diversity, innovation, fiscal stewardship, health, and well-being for all by creating a positive local-to-global impact for current and future generations.
Zero Waste Initiatives and Policies
Tools for Reaching Zero Waste
Learn about what we can recycle and compost here at CSUSM.
Use this guide to figure out where donations need to go, and what to do if you are interested in obtaining office supplies.
Use our zero waste event planning tools to help reduce waste at your next event.
Take a look at the progress we’ve made towards our zero waste goal.
Discover different ways to reduce your waste.
This is an increase of 38% since 2017 when we first gathered this data
Collaboration between faculty and Sustainability program with grants totaling almost $100,000 for integrating sustainability into courses
Using the campus as a Living Lab -- we have three gardens. The Ethnobotany Garden, Sustainable Food Project Garden, and the Pollinator Garden
Delivered one virtual workshop to CSU Long Beach in Spring 2021 and one virtual workshop to CSUSM in Summer 2022. A total of 30 faculty attended.
About Inclusive Sustainability
Inclusive Sustainability in Action
At CSUSM, Inclusive Sustainability is a transformational framework that connects the work of the Office of Inclusive Excellence and the Sustainability program.
- Planet Mentorship Pilot Program
Due to a generous donation, the Growing Future Change Makers Planet Mentorship Pilot Program is engaging 9 students from across different majors who are using art to explore how environmental injustice affects the fight for racial justice, our communities, and the planet.
Learn more about the current students.
- Moving from 'Sustaina-splaining' to InclusionInterested in learning more about Inclusive Sustainability? Check out a recent essay on this topic co-written by Ariel Stevenson (CSUSM), Juliana Goodlaw-Morris (CSUSM) and our colleague, Elida Erickson (UC Santa Cruz). The essay is a part of the AASHE 2021’s Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice.
- Inclusive Sustainability InternshipsWe offer Environmental Justice internships for students in all majors at CSUSM. Internships are focused on students' interest. Past internships have focused on food, transportation, and mapping injustices of our communities.