"Most people don’t think of the hard physical labor that is needed to create a sustainable campus. The sweat is worth it."
Buildings & Grounds
Learn about sustainable features of our campus buildings and landscaping, including water conservation
Energy and Climate
Read about Santa Clara University's energy and climate initiatives.
Food and Dining
SCU's Dining Services provider, Bon Appétit, has joined with students, faculty, and staff to ensure a more sustainable food supply with minimal environmental impacts.
Santa Clara University has policies to purchase sustainable products, including computers, cleaning chemicals to office paper.
The University operates a fleet of over 30 electric vehicles for campus operations, and is one of the most EV-friendly college campuses. Staff and faculty also receive benefits such as free carpool parking and reduced rates for public transportation.
The Facilities department operates a comprehensive university-wide recycling and composting program, diverting 58 percent of waste from landfills.