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Strategic Plan

"Justice and Sustainability" is one of 5 Strategic Priorities and Goals of the 2011 Strategic Plan.  Listed below are the three dimensions of sustainability the University focuses on in this document.  More recently, the University has developed the 2020 Integrated Strategic Plan, of which "Fashioning a more humane, just, and sustainable world" is a major goal.

Environmental Dimensions of Sustainability

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The document calls SCU to "model how a Jesuit university can contribute to sustainability and justice through its service, operations, and outreach."  The Plan includes mention of achieving carbon neutrality and using the metrics and targets defined in the University's Climate Neutrality Action Plan to measure environmental sustainability.
 

Social Dimensions of Sustainability

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The document calls SCU to "illustrate the connections among a healthy environment, just societies, and a vibrant economy that meet all people's fundamental needs, especially those of the global poor."  The Plan includes mention of increasing curricular and co-curricular learning as well as a substantial research focus specific to sustainability and justice.

 

Economic Dimensions of Sustainability

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The document calls SCU to "illustrate the connections among a healthy environment, just societies, and a vibrant economy that meet all people's fundamental needs, especially those of the global poor."  The plan defines sustainability as "involving three components:  environmental protection, economic development, and social development."

Contact Us

Center for Sustainability
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053 sustainability@scu.edu