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Campus Recreation Project


Last year, Campus Recreation began a campaign to bring awareness to behavior changes that can contribute to reducing carbon emissions. After calculating the total club sports emissions for competition travel for the 2013-2014 academic year, the total emissions equated 135 tons of carbon dioxide being emitted. In efforts to lower the total club sports emissions for 2014-2015, Campus Recreation would like to engage the entire campus by quantifying small, medium, and large impact behaviors and challenged students and staff to do enough to "offset" the emissions from club sports. 

In order to take part in the challenge, all the participants need to do is complete the survey link below and pledge to those behaviors they feel they can accomplish for the quarter. The survey areas are Energy Saving, Waste Reduction, Water Conservation, and Miscellaneous Actions. By taking the survey and pledging, the participants will make a commitment to help make our campus a more sustainable one. Participants are able to re-visit the surveys as often as they would like to add something they did or commit to something they did not do at first but then decided to. Each quarter we invite you back again to re-pledge as the actions amounts are based on the quarter of actions. Thank you for participating & see the link below to get started:

2014-2015 Hoofprint Challenge Survey

Throughout the quarter we will update the graph below to show how we are doing and in what areas the actions are coming from.


Fall Quarters Pledges: Broncos Being Climate Neutral

During the Fall Quarter we depleted  103 tons of the original 135 tons of Carbon.  We only have 32 tons left to deplete!! With 138 participants, each person offset an average of 0.75 tons.  

Of the 138 participants so far, we have 43 Faculty and Staff and 95 students participating in the 2014-2015 Hoofprint Challenge! 

Many Club Sport Team Members are participating in the challenge that is working to off-set their team travel!

 Club Sport Team Number of Members Participating 
 Boxing 4  
 Men's Ultimate
 Men's Volleyball 13 (YAY!!) 
 Swimming  15 (WOOHOO!!) 
 Women's Field Hockey 1
 Women's Lacrosse
 Women's Rugby 3
 Women's Ultimate
 Women's Volleyball  2

Interested in your own Carbon Hoofprint? 


Take the SCU student developed Hoofprint Calculator to see how your carbon emissions compare the average citizen in countries all over the world! 
Take the Hoofprint Calculator Here!
The Bronco Hoofprint Calculator was first developed by a team of Environmental Ethics Fellows at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics: Christina Lesnick, SCU '13, Samantha Juda, SCU '13, and Tim Verengel, SCU '13. 
Thank You Broncos

Thank you again to our 2013-2014 participants: 389 faculty and staff, 805 students and 2 others (Malley Center alumni members, guest or someone just seeing the pledges and wanting to help turn the skies blue over SCU. We were able to "off-set" 263 tons of carbon from 2011-2012 club sport game travel.

Raffle Prizes

The pledge is based on the honor system. By giving your name at the end of each survey, you will be entered into a monthky raffle to win sustainable prizes. Here is just a sample of what we will be giving out this year.

 prizes for hoofprint challenge

We are also getting ready to ship 15 banners to a company to turn them into bags for a fee; but these will be added to the prizes once we have them ordered, created and returned to campus.

Instagram Challenge

You can also add the hashtag "#HoofprintChallenge" to any of your Instagram photos, allowing Campus Recreation & the Center for Sustainabilty to follow participants' progress. Photos that get the most likes will also be automatically entered to win a raffle prize.