Santa Clara University


Responsible Consumerism

The Center for Sustainability practices responsible consumerism and assists the University in improving its impacts on the local and global community associated with procurement (extraction, production, distribution, consumption, and disposal). Example metrics include local/organic/sustainable food procurement rates, sustainable purchasing policies, and waste diversion rates.


The Lending Library

The SCU Lending Library is an online site for SCU employees to borrow items shared by other departments. Have a lamination machine you don't often use? Let others borrow it! Need to decorate for an 80's themed event? See if others have decorations you can borrow.


The Share Shelf
(Pilot Program)

Located in the Shapell Lounge of the Multicultural Center, the Share Shelf serves as a physical site for students, faculty, and staff to donate and acquire used office and school supplies. Click here for a list of acceptable items.


Sustainable Purchasing Guide

(Coming Soon!) The Sustainable Purchasing Guide was developed to guide and teach students, faculty and staff at Santa Clara University how to purchase sustainable products. This guide reflects SCU’s commitment to sustainability and the triple-bottom line of the environment, society, and economics.

Recent news

Fresh from the Forge: Enjoying Your Garden
Fresh from the Forge: Enjoying Your Garden

With all the hard work you put into your garden, do not forget to enjoy it this summer!

Did You Know?
Did You Know?

Hosting an event using Mission Catering by Bon Appetit allows you to plan a sustainable & delicious on-campus event!

Take Action: Hosting a "green" party
Take Action: Hosting a "green" party

Tips to take action in regards to hosting to sustainable summer parties! REDUCE single use containers | REUSE kegs and cups | Look for RECYCLABLE packaging | build community and encourage RESPECT

Contact Us

Center for Sustainability
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053