The efforts of everyone at Stanford – students, faculty and staff – are crucial to creating a more sustainable campus. Riding a bike instead of driving, carpooling, recycling, turning off unnecessary lights, making double-sided copies, keeping the thermostat low in the winter and high in the summer – these are among the simple but meaningful acts that reduce our environmental footprint.
Initiated in 2010, the Office of Sustainability now coordinates and publicizes campus-wide conservation campaigns targeting specific resources. Campaign outreach includes electronic messaging and educational webinars. Aimed to create greater institutional awareness surrounding events in which Stanford already participates, conservation results will be tracked to determine the added effect of campus-wide marketing and increased support for behavioral change. Learn more at Be Cardinal Green.
Students are leading the sustainability charge on many fronts and driving change across the university. As a student, you can play a significant role by cutting energy use, making environmentally sustainable choices and promoting a sustainable campus. Go to Students to find peer-tested tips and check out the many student groups dedicated to sustainability and environmental action.