Awards & Recognition

Sacramento State makes the Green Honor Roll 2 Years in a Row, being the only CSU this year (2017)

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Sacramento State makes Sierra's Cool Schools Top 100 List 2 Years in a Row (2017) 

Highlighting areas of conservation efforts such as energy, waste and water, Sacramento State ranks 56th in the nation among the most sustainable universities.

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California Higher Education Sustainability Conference  Best Practice Awards (2017)

  • Energy Efficiency In Existing Buildings: Lighting Design/Retrofit
    • Mendocino Hall Pilot LED Lighting Retrofit Project with Advanced Lighting Controls

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Breathe California of Sacramento – Emigrant Trails' Clean Air Award (2017)

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Green California Summit Leadership Award – Category of Waste Management for Sac State’s Closed Loop System (2017)

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This Way to Sustainability Conference Greenie Award First Place Winners – Sustainable Tiny House (2017)

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The Princeton Review's Green College Honor Roll (2017)

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AASHE's 2016 Top Performer's Report

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Sacramento State makes Sierra's Cool Schools List (2016) 

Highlighting areas of conservation efforts such as energy, waste and water, Sacramento State ranks 56th in the nation among the most sustainable universities.

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The California State University, Facilities Management Conference – Best Practice in Sustainability Awards (2016)

The Closed Loop - A Comprehensive Organic Waste Diversion Program

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California Higher Education Sustainability Conference – Best Practice Awards (2016)

  • Innovative Waste Reduction
    • The Closed Loop: Sacramento State Food Waste Diversion and Green Transportation
  • Sustainable Food Systems
    • A Multi-trophic Food Production System Integrating Aquaponics with Bio-Waste Recycling

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Sac State Sustainability featured in Inaugural Issue of Made at Sac State Magazine (2016)

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First University nationwide to become Keep America Beautiful affiliated (2016)

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Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System Report (2016) 

Earned sustainability rating of Gold with 72.18 points

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