Santa Clara University

sustainability at scu

Beyond Green (Faculty/Staff)

Join Beyond Green!

Simply fill out the information below and then commit to at least one new action in each category (conservation, economic equality, and civic engagement) that you feel is within your capacity to do.

Once you’ve established these habits, push yourself to make more commitments within each category.

Beyond Green (Faculty/Staff)
Take the pledge


Please select at least 1
Activate the sleep or energy saving mode on my computer
Adjust my thermostats a few degrees (down in the winter, up in the summer).
Turn off lights and unplug chargers when I am not using them.
Replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs).
Print only when necessary, and do it double sided!
Take my own bags to the store; use a reusable mug, water bottle, and dishes.
Actively recycle and compost!

Economic equality*

Please select at least 1
Choose local, seasonal, or organic produce.
Support fair trade, shade grown, and organic coffee.
Eat vegetarian more often and reduce my consumption of meat and seafood.
Look for and purchase products composed of organic and/or recycled materials.
Think twice about making a purchase: Do I really need more stuff?
Donate reusable goods to those in need (Goodwill, cell phone recycling programs).

Civic engagement*

Please select at least 1
Volunteer my time.
Attend an event to learn about a different culture.
Work with my employer to incorporate sustainability at work or look for ways to incorporate sustainability into my career.
Encourage at least one person to join Sustainable SCU.
Stay informed about climate change and energy issues.
Read the monthly Sustainability Update to get involved on campus.
Participate in service opportunities like immersion trips and volunteer events.
Your Information

Your Name*


E-mail Address*

Provide your email here to receive a confirmation e-mail for your pledge.