"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.
- Waste Diversion
The Facilities department operates a comprehensive university-wide recycling and composting program, diverting 58 percent of waste from landfills.