Sustainability

Awards & Recognition

2018

Second Nature Climate Leadership Marks of Distinction

November 2018 - CSU received three Marks of Distinction from the Climate Leadership Network. One for our 25% Carbon Reduction achievement, one for purchasing over 25% renewable energy, and one for being a We Are Still In Participant. 

Marks of Distinction 2018 Carbon Reduction 25 Renewable Energy Purchaser 25% We are Still In Participant

View 2018 Marks of Distinction Certificate

 


CSU featured in The Princeton Review's 2018 Guide to Green Colleges

October 2018 - The Princeton Review chose the schools for the ninth annual edition of its Green Guide based on data from their 2017-18 survey of 648 four-year colleges. The schools on the list were chosen for their “Green Rating” score (on a scale of 60 to 99) based on a school's sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. Green Rating scores of 80 or higher made The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 399 Green Colleges” list.

Media: https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-featured-in-princeton-reviews-guide-gre...

Rankings: www.princetonreview.com/green-guide

 

CSU recognized by Sierra Club Cool Schools 2018 

September 2018 - Participation in Sierra magazine's 12th-annual Cool Schools ranking was open to all four-year undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States and Canada along with two-year community colleges. This year’s scores were based on the STARS reports submitted to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Sierra Club then processed the STARS data through a custom-built formula that ranked the schools according to their own weighting criteria, which were based on Sierra Club priorities including energy, climate and transportation. 

CSU ranked 203 out of 268 participating institutions.

Cool Schools 2018 Full Ranking: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/cool-schools-2018/cool-schools-2018-fu...

 

College & University Green Power Challenge - Individual Confernce Champions

May 2018 - Cleveland State University has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the Horizon League Conference Champion in the 2017-18 College and University Green Power Challenge. CSU uses more than 18 million kilowatt-hours of green power per year, more than any other school in the Horizon League. This represents 30 percent of the school’s electricity use and is equivalent to the electricity needed to power 2,000 average American homes.

 

2017 GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGE WINNERS
    2017 Green Building Challenge Awards
     
    May 2018 - The Cleveland 2030 District, in collaboration with USGBC Ohio NE Region, has announced the winners of their competition to measure progress in energy and water conservation. CSU picked up three awards for water conservation in two campus buildings. 
     
    Greatest reduction in water use from baseline through 2017:
    • Second Place: Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Wolstein Hall
    • Third Place: Cleveland State University, Science Building
    Greatest Reduction in water use 2016 to 2017:
    • Third Place: Cleveland State University, Science Building
     

     

    Second Nature Climate Leadership Marks of Distinction

    May 2018 - CSU received two Marks of Distinction from the Climate Leadership Network. One for our 25% Carbon Reduction achievement and one for being a We Are Still In Participant. 

     Marks of Distinction 2018     Carbon Reduction 25     We are Still In Participant

    View 2018 Marks of Distinction Certificate

     

    2017

    Silver rating in STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) AASHE STARS Silver

    August 2017 - Silver rating from STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System), a program of AASHE (Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education) 

    Media: https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-receives-national-recognition-for-susta...

    Report: https://stars.aashe.org/institutions/cleveland-state-university-oh/repor...

     

    College & University Green Power Challenge - Individual Confernce Champions

    April 2017 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Cleveland State University as an Individual Conference Champion of the 2016-17 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Horizon League. CSU beat its conference rivals by using 18 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, representing 30 percent of the school’s annual electricity usage. 

    Media: http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-recognized-top-green-power-user-in-horizon-league

     

    Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District Recycling Container Grant $3K

    February 2017 - CSU to add batteries and cellphones to recycling program with $3,000 grant

    With the new funding, 24 new recycling receptacles for batteries and cellphones will be installed across campus. A portion of the grant also will be used to obtain additional recycling bins for bottles, cans and paper.

     

    2016

    EPA Green Power Partners

    October 2016 - Cleveland State University has been honored with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partner designation. CSU is being recognized due to its efforts to enhance green energy use on campus. This includes utilizing nearly 18 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is 30 percent of its overall electricity use. 

    Media: http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-receives-green-power-partner-designation-from-us-epa

     

    2011

    Large Business Leader in Energy Conservation

    CSU was recognized by the AEE Northern Ohio Chapter with the “Large Business Leader in Energy Conservation” award.

     

    2009

    Crain’s Emerald Award

    In 2009, CSU was a recipient of Crain’s Emerald Award, which honors outstanding Northeast Ohio companies, organizations and leaders who have successfully implemented and benefited from strategic sustainable priorities that significantly trim costs and increase cash flow with innovations and products designed to reduce their environmental footprint.

    Video: Brewer-Garrett & CSU: Crain's Emerald Awards