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Through this campus-wide initiative to steer, connect, support and streamline sustainability efforts across campus, Sustainable Stanford strives to lead by example as a living lab of sustainability principles in action.

Featured News & Stories

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Stanford achieves Climate Registry Platinum

The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization that empowers North American organizations to be climate leaders in measuring and reducing carbon emissions. Stanford earns 2021 Climate Registered Platinum for the fourth year in a row.

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New Website

Stanford Energy Systems Innovations (SESI)

SESI powers the university with innovative solutions that result in the most sustainable and efficient use of resources. Check out the new site for more info!

Event Recap

Living Lab Summit kicks off Earth Month at Stanford

Stanford operates its own energy, water, and waste systems and is one of the largest residential campuses in the country. Where better to test innovative solutions to sustainability challenges? The summit gathered students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the ongoing work and collaborations of making Stanford more sustainable.

Program Launch

Stanford launches the Living Lab Fellowship Program for Sustainability

The inaugural program is supporting 16 students working on interdisciplinary projects that directly contribute to the university’s sustainability objectives.

Julie Muir is the manager of zero waste in the Office of Sustainability.
Program Launch

Expanding Waste Sorting Stations Across Campus

As part of improvements to its waste management infrastructure, Stanford is transitioning to shared waste, recycling, and composting stations. Half of the university has made the switch; the second half will make transition in the coming year.


Outstanding Waste Prevention

Stanford has won an award for Outstanding Waste Prevention from the California Resource Recovery Association for the innovative Cardinal Clean Program. Learn more about Cardinal Clean, and how you can use it, at the link below!  

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Annual Progress

Sustainability Year in Review

View Stanford’s sustainability progress in the last year.

Sustainability Events Around Campus

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