Sustainability at SF State

We strive to protect our environment, enhance the wellbeing of our community and advance to a more equitable society while providing top-notch education to the San Francisco Bay Area. 

San Francisco State University's Climate Action Plan takes an intersectional and holistic approach to address climate change, our environment, health and education so we can provide the most equitable solutions for a just society. The Climate Action Plan should be viewed as a living document. It will evolve overtime as we improve and update our goals and objectives to strengthen our climate action strategy. We will also continue to establish clear, measurable targets for our goals so we can assure transparency and accountability. 

Our Climate Action Plan

Current Sustainability Initiatives

Sustainability Month 2021

Take Action

Whether you are a student, employee, alum, or simply interested in learning more about sustainability at SF State, there are many opportunities to get involved and take action.

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Governance and Accountability

Achieving success requires extensive collaboration between many offices and departments within SF State and the CSU system. 

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Resilience and Adaptation

SF State is proactively planning to prepare for climate change events and its impacts, recover rapidly from disruptions, and to adapt to our continuously changing climate.


Data and Sustainability Progress

We are using data to uncover new insights and drive continual improvements in how we operate our campus. Check out our Dashboard to see SF State's energy, natural gas, and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions over the years. 


Awards and STARS Report

In September 2023, SF State achieved a Gold certification and is ranked the fourth highest university in the CSU!