Commitment to Sustainability

Research Centers and Institutes

The CSU has nearly 30 centers and institutes on 13 campuses dedicated to environmental and energy issues. An additional 18 centers and institutes are dedicated to agriculture or water, with seven coastal marine stations and laboratories. The system supports and coordinates the CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology, the CSU Agricultural Research Initiative and the CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiatives. The CSU Research Initiatives and Partnerships blog details advances in scholarship in these fields.

Environmental Technology Center
Sonoma State houses the Environmental Technology Center, a model for sustainable building techniques and technologies. This center includes extensive sets of tools for energy management and control, and serves as a training facility for students, professionals, local government, businesses and the community.
Environmental Technology Center
 
Schatz Energy Research Center
On California's North Coast, the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State works to establish clean energy technologies specializing in renewable energy, energy efficiency and hydrogen energy systems.
Schatz Energy Research Center
 
John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
In Southern California, the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona is a 16-acre demonstration community showcasing regenerative strategies and technologies, such as low-energy architecture, water treatment, organic agriculture, ecological restoration and sustainable community development.
John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
 
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
At the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, students have access to one of the nation's best programs in marine science through seven CSU consortium campuses: East Bay, Fresno, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco, San José and Stanislaus. A LEED Gold certified building serves both Moss Landing students and faculty.
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
 
Desert Studies Center
The Desert Studies Center is a field station of the CSU located in the Mojave National Preserve among a haven of natural ponds, dry lakes, and foothills in the Mojave Desert east of Barstow, providing group and individual research opportunities in a unique desert environment.
Desert Studies Center
 
 
Last Updated: April 23, 2013