San Francisco State University - Sustainability

Mission Statement

We aim to educate students, faculty and staff to embrace the values and principles of sustainability in their daily lives by integrating them into the University’s planning and policies, academics, operations, student activities and community engagement.


Water Bottle Filling Stations On Campus

View Water Bottle Filling Stations at San Francisco State University in a larger map with text descriptions of locations


Sustainability Map

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More sustainability maps
Map of SF State campus that shows different sustainability areas on campus


University Initiatives

SF State's sustainability initiatives include reducing energy and water usage, increasing waste diversion, creating more alternative transportation options, offering sustainable dining choices, implementing green cleaning, offering eco housing, purchasing environmentally preferred products and planting native species. Read more about sustainability initiatives


Our Living Landscape

SF State has several habitat gardens on campus to promote native plant and animal growth. These gardens are also used as a learning tool for students. Read more about Our Living Landscape


Academics and Research

Sustainability is integrated into academic programs, courses, and research efforts across campus. Learn more about specific programs and research projects.


Take Action

Find out how to get involved in student-lead initiatives, groups and clubs, and other opportunities for involvement.


Recent News

Read recent news and updates related to Sustainable SF State.