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Faculty transform both their academic community and classrooms by integrating sustainability into their research, curriculum, and everyday lectures.

This program empowers Santa Clara University employees to implement the University's Strategic Plan  and the Sustainability Strategic Plan.

Benefits of being a Faculty Sustainability Liaison:

  • Receive physical and virtual Sustainability SWAG indicating your role
  • Extra support and resources from the Center for Sustainability
  • Opportunities to share expertise, discuss and develop collaborations across campus, and more
  • Eligibility for the SCU Sustainability Champion award
  • Opportunities to connect and collaborate with others working on sustainability at SCU

Faculty Sustainability Liaison Responsibilities:

  • Attend one 1-hr meeting or event each month. These activities are focused on a different topics based on campus-wide initiatives. Liaisons bring questions and ideas for an engaging discussion. Liaisons take away action items meant to be accomplished in one hour or less.
  • Spend 1-hr each month on sustainability. This time is spent completing action items from the Liaison meeting, developing initiatives in the department, creating sustainability-related coursework, and presenting information to colleagues.
  • Provide feedback to the Center for Sustainability. Liaisons are a channel for two-way communication between campus employees and the Center for Sustainability. Liaisons bring questions, concerns, and ideas to the Center for Sustainability as well as share new information and upcoming events with their peers.
  • Duration: We ask Liaisons to commit to one academic year term at a time. Liaisons may continue the following year, and are asked to find a replacement in the event that they are no longer able to participate.

Alert icon Fall Quarter 2020 Due to fall quarter classes being held online and not in-person, we will be offering a modified version of this program to the campus at this time. We also have other virtual opportunities for you to stay involved with us! Please check out our Fall 2020 page under the Take Action section.

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