Santa Clara University


About the Center

Mission Sustainable

Mission Statement

Our vision, mission, and pillars explain who we are, what we do, and the values we stand for.

Montgomery house (Environmental Studies Institute building)


The Center for Sustainability was once a small office located on the outskirts of campus. Here is how we evolved.

Staff Retreat, Fall 2013

Staff and Partners

Our awesome team members share sustainability with each of their specific focus areas of campus life.

Eco-Fashion Show models, 2011

Annual Events

Participate and attend our events, all of which continue to develop a culture of sustainability and justice at SCU.

Acterra Award

Awards and Recognition

SCU has been awarded and recognized for many of its sustainability projects and initiatives.

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Social Media

Stay in the loop and help us create more buzz about #sustainablescu.

Recent news

Another great year for sustainability at SCU
Another great year for sustainability at SCU

The Center for Sustainability finished the academic year with an awards celebration for sustainability liaisons and Sustainability Champions, and a garden party filled with games and bike-powered music.

SCU Awarded Prestigious Business Environmental Award
SCU Awarded Prestigious Business Environmental Award

Santa Clara University recently received one of the highest 2014 Acterra Business Environmental Awards, the Acterra Award for Sustainability under the Large Organization category. Santa Clara was recognized for its environmental initiatives, social benefits, influence on the business community, and commitment to sustainability.

2014 Residence Energy Challenge
2014 Residence Energy Challenge

Lights out, SCU! This year, we have two leagues for the competing residence halls. Find out what you and your RLC can do to get ahead in 2014 Residence Energy Challenge.

Contact Us

Center for Sustainability
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053