- Bronco Surplus
This donation-based, pop-up shop appears at the beginning of the school year for all students to find reusable goods.
- Energy Challenge
The annual Residence Energy Challenge encourages campus residents to examine their power usage and find ways to reduce wasted energy throughout October.
- Maker Nights
Maker Night workshops allow prospective EcoFashion Show designers to learn new techniques and get help with sketches or inspiration.
- EcoFashion Show
The EcoFashion Show showcases designs made by SCU community members from upcycled clothing or waste materials. This fun event is an opportunity to consider the environmental impact of the fashion industry and learn about sustainable solutions.
- Arbor Day
SCU has been recognized as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution since 2016. As part of this recognition, we host an Arbor Day celebration each year to educate our community about the importance of having a healthy urban forest and to appreciate all that our urban forests do for us.
- Climate & Environmental Justice Conference
The conference advances the work of organizing community-university alliances and partnerships to promote climate and environmental justice in Northern California, across Latin America, and throughout Jesuit higher education.
- No Pollute Commute Challenge
Since 2015, SCU has challenged employees and students to participate in Silicon Valley's Bike To Wherever Days and to incorporate other forms of sustainable commuting into their daily routine.
- Sustainability Champion Awards
This awards celebration publicly acknowledges Sustainability Champions who have been leaders and change agents in the areas of academics, operations, engagement and innovation, and have embodied sustainability in their work, activities, and life throughout the year.
- Zero Waste Move Out
On-campus residents place reusable donations and clothing into big containers, located in their residence hall lobbies, for Hope Services or Bronco Surplus. Residents are also encouraged to place all other items in designated areas around campus, such as e-waste, food, or carpets, to divert waste from the landfill.
- Curriculum Development Workshops
June & July
Each summer, we offer several professional development workshops for faculty and staff from SCU and other higher education institutions to integrate sustainability into the curriculum.