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No Pollute Commute Challenge

Save the Date!

Our No Pollute Commute Challenge is May 11-18, 2024!

The Center for Sustainability and the Parking & Transportation Services Office are hosting a No Pollute Commute Challenge to encourage students, faculty, and staff to commute to and from campus using sustainable transportation options.

Throughout the week, we're hosting educational and fun events highlighting different modes of sustainable transportation!

  • Caltrain Electric Train Tour

    Saturday, May 11th
    San Carlos Station (599 El Camino Real San Carlos, CA 94070)

    Be among the first to board Caltrain’s new, modern electric trains as they unveil the future of their service. Explore the spacious interiors, learn about the exciting new features, and get a glimpse of what Caltrain will be like in 2024. Join Caltrain for their next free community event and enjoy the following: an Electric Train Tour, Caltrain Giveaways, Food Trucks, Games, a Photo Booth, an Art Demonstration, and Community Resources.

    For more information, please visit the Caltrain website

  • SCU's Energizer Station

    Thursday, May 16th
    7:00 – 10:00 AM
    Alameda Lawn

    Whether you bike every day or once every couple of months - to work, to school, to the farmer’s market, to the library - you’re invited to join thousands in celebration of the humble bicycle. Swing by SCU’s Energizer Station on the Alameda Lawn on your commute to campus for breakfast snacks and other goodies!

    Don’t forget to Pledge to Ride to make sure you are eligible for all the goodies our station has to offer, and sign up for the Bay Area Bike Challenge. Check out the Bay Area Bike to Wherever Days website for the official map of all Energizer Stations.

  • Clipper Start Program Info Session 

    Friday, May 17th
    4:00 – 5:00 PM
    Kenna 109

    Come learn about how to get reduced fares on public transportation and other great opportunities with the Food Insecurity Program! 

  • Inspector Planet Beach Clean-Up in Santa Cruz

    Saturday, May 18th
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Santa Cruz Main Beach

    Take the Highway 17 Bus or carpool to Santa Cruz to help clean up the Main Beach, next to and in front of the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! The first 50 people to show up will get a special Inspector Planet Beach Clean-Up shirt, sponsored by The Hidden Sea.

    More details and sign up here.

No Pollute Commute Resources

  • Bike Repair Stations

    Does your bike need some TLC? There are four Dero Bike Fixit stations around campus. A Fixit station can be found at Swig Hall North Steps (Kennedy Mall side), San Filippo West End (near the Sobrato Fountain), Campus Safety/Transportation Services, and the University Villas. Use this map to find other Fixit stations in the Santa Clara / San Jose area and nationwide. You can also check out Community Cycles of California, a nearby non-profit social enterprise.

    Wondering where you can get on a bike in Santa Clara County? Check out this countywide bike map.

  • Clipper Start

    Clipper START is a pilot program that provides single-ride discounts to eligible riders. Participants receive a 50% discount on the following services: BART, Muni, Caltrain, VTA, and more! To qualify, you must be a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, 19-64 years old, not have an RTC Clipper Card for people with disabilities, and have a household income of 200% of the federal poverty level or less.

    Apply for Clipper Start here

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Participating in sustainability-focused events helps implement the Sustainability
Strategic Action Plan. Earn Sustainability Playbook badges for your efforts!

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