SCU understands sustainability as finding the balance and illustrating the connections among a healthy environment, just societies, and a vibrant economy that meet all people's fundamental needs currently and in the future, especially those of the global poor.


The Center for Sustainability is the focal point for Santa Clara University's Justice and Sustainability Strategic Priority and contribute to creating a more just, humane, and sustainable world.


The Center for Sustainability advances academic and public understanding of the ways in which social justice and sustainability intersect by integrating principles os social, environmental, and economic sustainability into campus operations, academic and students life, and outreach programs. 


The Center for Sustainability aims to help the University:

  1. Achieve Climate Neutrality by the end of 2015.
  2. Practice responsible consumerism.
  3. Develop a culture of sustainability among all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors.
  4. Use the campus as a living laboratory for developing global solutions.

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The Director of Sustainability

Sustainability at SCU

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