Campus Climate Commitment
The University Commitment to Sustainability partners with its community neighbors, adheres to green building and site design, uses alternative energy sources, and promotes the use of alternative transportation. Find out more about the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, our Greenhouse Gas Inventory, and our Climate Action Plan.
Our Campus has made a commitment to providing a more sustainable tommorrow and a part of this plan was the construction of the on-campus fuel cell. Partnered with PG&E, in 2011 our campus built a fuel cell capable of producing 16MW of energy or enough electricity to power 1,200 homes. Also all the excess heat created in the process is captures and used to heat our schools buildings.
Campus Sustainability Committee
San Francisco State University founded its Campus Wide Sustainability Committee in the fall of 2008. The Committee will assist the University in monitoring its relationship with the environment and in establishing sustainability as a fundamental consideration in meeting the varied and complex needs of our growing campus. The committee will encourage campus improvements in sustainability by identifying and promoting, as appropriate, private sector and higher education institutional best practices and new sustainability technologies. The committee will work with University administrative, academic and academic support units as well as faculty, students, staff, and administrators to stimulate discussion and ideas to facilitate the adoption of practices, policies and projects designed to improve the future environmental, social and economic sustainability of the campus community.
Sustainability Committee Charge
Sustainability Committee Members
Appointment: Fourteen members, including the Provost for Academic Affairs and the Executive Vice President/CFO for Administration and Finance who will co-chair the Committee, the Senior Associate Vice President of Physical Planning and Development, the Associate Vice President of Facilities & Service Enterprises, the Sustainability Programs Manager, four faculty members elected by the Senate, two staff appointed by the President, and two student members selected by the Student Center Governing Board and Associated Students, Inc. Click here to see a complete list of the current members of the Sustainability Committee.
Term: Appointed members shall serve two-year terms
Facilities procedures and maintenance procedures are designed to reduce campus resource use and protect the local ecosystems and environment. Programs include recycling, green cleaning, environmentally preferred purchasing, energy efficiency, and land and water conservation.
University Housing has a model green apartment, and an ECO Students Group along with other sustainably focused programs for residents.
SF State purchases Environmentally Preferred products through the Buy Recycled program.
SF State has a comprehensive transportation program.