San Diego State University

Sustainability is an every-day part of the university culture at San Diego State University. Students, faculty and staff all participate in a myriad of ways, from festivals, to research to academic programs.

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Campus Sustainability Programs

The SDSU Center for Regional Sustainability - The Center for Regional Sustainability at San Diego State University brings together the region's citizens, educators, policymakers, and researchers to identify, define and address the region's most critical issues.

Senate Sustainability Committee - The committee supports campus sustainability projects, receives reports from faculty representatives from each of the colleges, student, and other campus representatives, and advocates for sustainability related policy changes. Currently the Committee is partnering with the Center for Regional Sustainability to complete the first ever campus-wide sustainability assessment called STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Rating System), which is designed specifically for colleges and universities and is likely to become the 'green' rating system. SDSU's self assessment will be complete in January. The committee meetings are open to the campus and  interested students, faculty and staff are encourage to attend and offer their input.

Campus Sustainability - As a campus, SDSU strives to increase its energy efficiency, reduce its water consumption and institute "green" practices where possible.


Academic Sustainability Programs

Sustainability Major - includes courses from across the university for students interested in a broad, sophisticated understanding of the many serious environmental issues facing the nation and the world today.

Construction and Sustainability
- State-of-the-art certificate programs in sustainability through the College of Extended Studies.


Student Sustainability Programs

Green Love - The Associated Students Sustainability Advisory Board aims to pave the way for a full-scale sustainable movement by and for San Diego State University and the surrounding communities.

Green Campus Interns - These five interns (funded by the Alliance to Save Energy, a national organization) are very active on campus and partner with AS, Residence Halls, the Senate Sustainability Committee and a number of other organizations to promote energy savings both with students and large campus-wide projects.


Enviro-Business Society - e3 is a non-profit environmental advocacy group at San Diego State University that strives to empower students to make a positive environmental impact on campus, in the community and in the business world through the principles of ecology, ethics, and economics (e3).

GreenFest - GreenFest is a student-driven, week long celebration of sustainability practices.

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