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There are many ways to get involved in sustainability.

From learning more about sustainable living, to sharing ideas to help the University reduce our carbon footprint, to peer education, each of us has an important part to play. See below for suggestions on how you can contribute to a more sustainable SCU.

  • Find Resource Guides

    Look here for FAQs, a quick rundwn of data for your sustainability class project, ways to integrate sustainability in your class, Community Facilitator programming resources, or sustainable living guides.

  • Conserve Water

    What is the most affordable, reliable, and quickest way to respect our most precious resource and deal with the state drought? Conserve.

  • Eat Sustainably

    What is sustainable food? Learn about what things to consider when choosing your food.

  • Save Energy

    Reduce the amount of energy we use in daily life whether at home, work, or school.

  • Take a Tour

    Take a self-guided tour of the sustainability features around campus.

  • Reduce Waste

    There is an order to things: reduce, reuse, then recycle in order to decrease the amount of waste sent to landfills.

  • Stay Connected

    Sign up for a topic interest group to be in the know about specific issues, learn about volunteer opportunities, and follow us on social media to keep up on current events.

  • Vote with your dollar

    Learn how to be a mindful consumer; voice your support for sustainable operations and businesses.


  • Take Action: Sustainable Gift-Giving

    Tips to take action in regards to gift-giving. REDUCE: by consolidating shopping trips | REUSE: for one-of-a-kind wrapping paper | RECYCLE: household items for unique gifts | RESPECT: by renting living Christmas trees

  • Take Action

    Tips to take action in regards to decreasing waste! REDUCE through composting | REUSE Eco-Trays and other random containers | RECYCLE shoes, batteries, and energy bar wrappers | RESPECT the vision of less landfills

  • Take Action

    Tips to take action in regards to your carbon footprint! REDUCE by taking the Hoofprint Challenge | REUSE sturdier lunch bags | RECYCLE through Terracycle | RESPECT future generations by conserving now