Santa Clara University

sustainability at scu

Campus Sustainability Features

Santa Clara's campus has numerous sustainability features ranging from renewable energy sources, waste diversion sites, and sustainable buildings to water bottle filling stations and electric vehicle charging stations. View several Google maps of the locations of these features on campus, and download the campus sustainability tour.


Campus tour and interactive maps

  • Campus sustainability tourCampus 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 the goal of being carbon neutral by the end of 2015. 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 much more.

  • Goose-neck water bottle filling stationWater bottle filling stations map

    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 reach its goal of reducing single-use plastic water bottles on campus to 50% of 2009 levels by 2012.

  • Campus map for sustainability featuresSustainability 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.