Sustainability at SCU

We empower SCU students, faculty, and staff to build a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

The Center for Sustainability hosts events and programs, implements initiatives, provides strategic consultation, and shares stories that help the University achieve climate neutrality, practice mindful consumption, develop a culture of sustainability and use the campus as a living laboratory.

       

New to campus?

There are so many ways to get involved with sustainability on campus! Whether it's choosing a class, joining one of our several communities, or attending an event, there is something for everyone.

New to campus?

Check out our upcoming events

This is where you should be.

Holiday Ready!

Check out our sustainable holiday resources, which includes two quick lists: Our top 4 things to do to get ready for the season and fun ways to wrap and give presents!

Holiday Ready!

Visit The Forge

The Forge Garden is SCU's 1/2-acre educational garden that hosts workshops and activities, and also serves as an outdoor classroom.

Visit The Forge

Study sustainability

Whatever your major, you can integrate sustainability into your coursework by enrolling in specific classes, declaring a minor, or choosing a Pathway.

Study sustainability

Hands-on learning

The Campus Sustainability Investment Fund (CSIF) engages students, faculty, and staff to submit their ideas for reducing SCU's greenhouse gas emissions. Drop-in sessions are every quarter during Week 4 and proposals are due Week 8!

Hands-on learning

  

Sustainability Events

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Class of 2013

Aven Satre-Meloy

"The Center for Sustainability was where I had my first experience working in the field of sustainability. I credit those years at the Center for showing me the kind of impact a small, dedicated team can have in motivating big physical and cultural changes in an area that might be the most consequential of my generation."

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Class of 2017

Erin Murphy

"I feel that I've learned just as much working for the Center as I have through my classes. Being able to integrate class material with my work as an intern has provided a unique educational experience for me. Sustainability is now a guiding principle for how I view and approach the world."