Take Action

Every member of the San Francisco State University 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

Earth Day at SFSU

AS Environmental Resource Center

The Associated Students Environmental Resource Center leads student sustainability initiatives. Volunteer, apply for internships, and attend their events.

Climate HQ

Climate HQ

Climate HQ was created to empower SF State's diverse students, staff, and faculty to become Climate Justice Leaders. They created the Climate Change Certificate which open to students of all majors.

Sustainability tour sfsu

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. 

BART train at sunset at Daly City

Transportation Demand Management Committee

The TDM Committee works to encourage sustainable, safe, and convenient commutes to campus. Members include students, faculty, and staff. 

 

Get involved with campus sustainability 

student field researcher

Students

SFSU student measuring plants

Faculty & Staff

 

Reduce our campus footprint 

Make campus more sustainable through simple everyday actions. 

Walking, biking, riding transit and carpooling are powerful ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

  • Learn what goes where in the 3-bin recycle/compost/landfill system and how to donate your old items with our Zero Waste Guide or visit sfrecycle.org
  • Reduce your personal waste with the Green Gator Guide by learning how to pick sustainable products and lower your carbon footprint.
  • Print the one-page Living Green like a Gator guide and keep it somewhere where you can see it.
  • Turn off lights, printers and other electronics in your office or residence. This saves energy and money while reducing our carbon footprint. 
  • Check out the Sustainable SF State training below!

If you spot a water leak or a heater or lighting malfunction on campus, please report it to Facilities. You can help reduce costs and conserve resources. 

 

Connect with us

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Email us at sustain@sfsu.edu

Request a presentation for your class or meeting. We can provide sustainability trainings, class project collaborations, and guest lectures. 

Have a great sustainability idea that we haven't tackled yet? Suggest a new sustainability project and work with us to make it a reality.