Take Action

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

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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. 

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.

Sustainable move out

EcoLife

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.

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. 

 

Study sustainability

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Students

  • 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.

SFSU student measuring plants

Faculty

 

Reduce our campus footprint 

Make campus more sustainable through simple everyday actions. Have a tip you don't see here? Email us at sustain@sfsu.edu

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 sustain@sfsu.edu to start the program in your office.

Learn what goes where in the 3-bin recycle/compost/landfill system. You can recycle or compost almost any common items and help us get to zero waste. View our Zero Waste Guide.

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.

Learn how to donate and find used items on campus.

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

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Join the Sustainability email list for announcements and information.

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.