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Sustainability at SCU

The Center for Sustainability empowers SCU students, faculty, and staff to build a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

We host events and programs, implement initiatives, provide strategic consultation, and share stories that help the University achieve climate neutrality, practice mindful consumption, develop a culture of sustainability, and use the campus as a living laboratory.

       

Here's the Plan

Check out the goals and objectives laid out by many people across campus! We have developed a roadmap of strategies that outlines how we will achieve SCU's sustainability commitments.

Here's the Plan

Data Hub

Check out our Sustainability Data Hub, which tracks key performance indicators from the Sustainability Strategic Plan as well as trends over time.

Data Hub

Carbon Neutrality

In 2020, we achieved carbon neutrality for the first time for emissions associated with energy use: natural gas, electricity, & fuel for SCU-owned vehicles (also known as emissions from Scopes 1 and 2), which is the 1st stage of our goal.

Carbon Neutrality

Take Action

Get involved - Download the Playbook based on your role at SCU and choose how you'll contribute. Earn collectable badges to show off how you're building a more #SustainableSCU!

Take Action

Resiliency Bags

During thwe COVID-19 lockdowns, BUG has shifted its traditional programming to maintain its connection to the families and children participating in our program. This initiative continues our mission of addressing food insecurity.

Resiliency Bags

Racial & Environmental Justice

SCU's Environmental Justice & the Common Good Initiative shares resources about the connections between racial and environmental injustices. Learn more about communities of color and the injustices they have faced historically and recently, as well as view suggestions on how to support and participate in justice organizing.

Racial & Environmental Justice

Upcoming Events

Latest Stories

  • ELSJ in the Spring

    Bronco Urban Gardens has had to adjust how our garden education looks this spring as we continue to learn online. While the tiny groups of garden explorers are something to be missed, the spirit of shared learning continues in all BUG programming as we partner with the Ignatian Center to support a range of ELSJ experiences.

  • The Collective Work of Resiliency

    Resiliency Bags has donated, as of March 13, 2020, over 4,432 lbs. of produce to families and households in need. The content of our bags include Forge-grown produce, pantry items from the Gardner neighborhood corner store, and environmental education kits designed by BUG.

  • SCU Achieves First Stage of Carbon Neutrality Goal

    SCU is now one of the few universities that has reached carbon neutrality of energy used for campus operations in 2020.

    Alert icon The Forge Garden is closed until further notice. Due to COVID-19, The Forge Garden is closed to the public. All produce is being donated to families in need, as well as to Bronco Pantry and HomeSafe women's shelter. We hope to open our doors to the community once it is safe to do so. Please stay in touch through our social media accounts.