Santa Clara University



solarpanels Santa Clara University is a Charter Signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. We developed a Climate Neutrality Action Plan in 2010, and have a goal to achieve Climate Neutrality by the end of 2015.
Download the Climate Neutrality Action Plan draft. (formally adopted January 2010.)

Historical Greenhouse Gas Emissions

View GHG Inventories submitted to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. We have published inventories for the following years: 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Thank you to the following departments for providing information for our Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories: University Operations, Facilities, International Programs, and the University Finance Office.

Climate Neutrality Timeline

  • 2007
    Fr. Locatelli became a signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).
  • 2008
    SCU completed and submitted our first greenhouse gas emissions inventories for 2007 and 2009.
  • 2009
    The Sustainability Council and Office of Sustainabiltiy completed SCU's first Climate Neutrality Action Plan. The draft was open to University community comment from June through August, 2009.
  • 2010
    SCU's Climate Neutrality Action Plan was approved by Fr. Engh and submitted to the ACUPCC. Download the 2010 draft of the plan here, and view the public report on ACUPCC's web site.
  • 2012
    SCU submitted our first Progress Report to ACUPCC.
  • 2013
    The University continues to implement initiatives to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Neutrality Action Plan will be revised as needed, with ample opportunity for SCU faculty, staff, and students to comment and submit their input.
Contact Us

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