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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, & use the campus as a living laboratory.

       

Laudato Si' Action Plan

The Center for Sustainability and Division of Mission and Ministry are embarking on a year-long strategic planning process to develop a new sustainability action plan that takes us through 2030, rooted in the Pope's encyclical Laudato Si’.

Laudato Si' Action Plan

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

Data and trends

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

Data and trends

Pick Your Path
Whether you're a generalist and want to know a little bit of everything (Sustainability Guide), or don't mind being seen hugging a tree to measure its circumference (Tree Tracker), or really wish you had a reason to share how great leftovers can be (Scrape Your Plate volunteer), you will be joining a community of individuals who serve as change agents and leaders for a more sustainable SCU. We have more ways to get involved; check out our events and programs pages!

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