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
Apply sustainability criteria when making procurement decisions
- Reduce total campus waste
- Reduce waste sent to landfills
- Strengthen culture of water conservation
- Reduce operational water use
What You Can Do
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.
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.