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Responsible Consumption

Sustainability Strategic Plan | Responsible Consumption

As a large institution, SCU approaches our resource needs through mindful consumption. We must plan for a not-so-distant future when even recycled water won't be abundant for landscaping use. Moreover, despite our tremendous gains in diverting waste from the landfill, we must reduce all waste leaving campus by shifting our purchasing practices to eliminate single-use items and foster reuse of materials.


Landscape in a sustainable manner

Manage landscape in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program by 2020.
Coming soon!
Minimize negative impacts of our built environment.
Coming soon!

Apply sustainability criteria when making procurement decisions

Publish sustainability purchasing criteria
Coming soon!

  • Reduce total campus waste
  • Reduce waste sent to landfills

  • Strengthen culture of water conservation
  • Reduce operational water use

What You Can Do

Get involved!

Download the Sustainability Playbook based on your campus role and choose how you'll contribute. Earn collectable badge (there are 9, collect 'em all!) to show off how you're building a more #SustainableSCU! Check out the Center for Sustainability's Data Hub to see more detail about SCU's sustainability metrics.

Think you're eligible for a Playbook Badge? Fill out this form and tell us your action!

What We're Working On 

This implementation roadmap lists strategies that will move us towards achieving our goals and objectives for each of the categories in this section: purchasing, landscaping, water, and waste.