Every member of the SF State community plays a part in helping the University reach its sustainability goals. Make a difference by engaging in a student group, joining a committee, or reducing your campus footprint.
Join sustainability organizations and committees
Campus Sustainability Committee
The Campus Sustainability Committee sets goals for the campus, creates new sustainability initiatives, and monitors our progress. Members include students, faculty, and staff.
AS Environmental Resource Center
The Associated Students Environmental Resource Center leads student sustainability initiatives. Volunteer, apply for internships, and attend their events.
EcoLife is a group of students that live in University housing that are creating programs to encourage greener living at SF State. Programs include clean-ups, social events, and sustainable move-out.
Transportation Demand Management Committee
The TDM Committee works to encourage sustainable, safe, and convenient commutes to campus. Members include students, faculty, and staff.
- Take a sustainability-focused class. The SF State Studies graduation requirement designates Environmental Sustainability classes, which are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
- Major or minor in a sustainability subject. SF State's sustainability-focused programs are listed in our AASHE STARS Report.
- Check out SF State's new Climate Change Certificate https://biology.sfsu.edu/climate-change-certificate
Reduce our campus footprint
Make campus more sustainable through simple everyday actions. Have a tip you don't see here? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking, biking, riding transit, and carpooling are powerful ways to reduce your carbon footprint.
Get rid of your desk-side trash can to help streamline collection. Our custodians will be able to focus efforts on additional compost and recycling collection. Contact us at email@example.com to start the program in your office.
Turn off lights, printers, and other electronics in your office or residence. This saves energy and money while reducing our carbon footprint.
Reduce your waste by refusing single use items. Bring your own bottle, mug, bag, and utensils-- most campus food vendors give a discount for bringing your own. They don't give out plastic bags or straws.
We provide filtered water bottle filling stations throughout campus so you can ditch single-use water bottles. View map of bottle fillers.
Connect with us
Request a presentation for your class or meeting. We can provide sustainability trainings, class project collaborations, and guest lectures.