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For Visitors

Welcome to Sustainable SCU! Explore our beautiful campus and participate in being part of our sustainable Bronco community.

Santa Clara's campus has many sustainability features, ranging from renewable energy sources, waste diversion sites, and sustainable buildings to water bottle filling stations and electric vehicle charging stations. 

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    Campus Sustainability Tour

    This tour emphasizes efforts to maintain environmental justice and sustainability, highlighting some of the sustainability elements at Santa Clara University that contribute to our goal of Carbon neutrality. Stops include the Mission Church, Solar Decathlon houses (2007 and 2009 3rd place winners), the Forge Garden, the many alternative energy sources used on campus, and many more. 

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    Water Bottle Filling Stations

    View this interactive Google map for the locations of all the water bottle filling stations on campus. These goose-neck fillers were installed in the summer of 2011 to encourage the use of reusable water bottles as well as to help Santa Clara to continue to reducing single-use plastic water bottles on campus.

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    Sustainability Features Map

    This interactive Google map offers users the option to learn more about myriad sustainability initiatives across campus. Read about solar panels, sustainable buildings, bike parking, the organic community garden, and more. With this map, campus community members and visitors can use their smart phones to determine the nearest water filling station, compost bin, or most convenient bike rack.

Sort Waste Properly

We have designated areas and color-coded receptacles around campus.