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Responsible Consumption

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.

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Purchasing

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Landscaping

What You Can Do

Get involved - Download the Playbook based on your campus role and choose how you'll contribute. Anyone on campus can earn collectable badges to show off how we're building a more #SustainableSCU! Do two actions in each category or commit to one of our super badge-worthy actions to earn a badge. Go the Playbooks page for more details.

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purchasing badges earned

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landscaping badges earned

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water badges earned

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waste badges earned

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 focus area: purchasing, landscaping, water, and waste.