Student Groups

STUDENTS FOR A SUSTAINABLE STANFORD

Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS) is an inclusive and intersectional community that strives for sustainable practices on and off campus through discussion, engagement, and direct action. As Stanford's central environmental student group, SSS builds student coalitions; pushes for institutional reform; and works through project groups focused on climate, education, transportation, waste, environmental justice, and more. Join us!

STUDENTS FOR A SUSTAINABLE STANFORD

STANFORD ENERGY CLUB

The Stanford Energy Club works to connect the the energy subcommunities at Stanford University. From students searching for energy-related events on campus, to local researchers looking for resources and organizations looking to promote and publicize an event — the Energy Club's goal is to be the first point of contact for locating and promoting energy events and resources. 

STANFORD ENERGY CLUB

STANFORD COALITION FOR PLANNING AN EQUITABLE 2035 (SCOPE 2035)

The Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) is a coalition of student groups with a vision for a more equitable Stanford, beginning with the General Use Permit (GUP) process. The General Use Permit is the agreement between Stanford University and Santa Clara County that, after negotiations and adoption, will specify the limits and requirements on Stanford’s future land use, growth, and development. The GUP is a powerful document in which Stanford, reflecting the priorities of Stanford community members, the County, and neighboring jurisdictions and communities, can make strong commitments to mitigate the impacts of its development and growth for the next two decades.

SCOPE 2035

STANFORD Food Recovery

Since 1987, Stanford Food Recovery (formerly Stanford Project on Hunger) has collected excess food from dining halls, row houses, athletic games, and special events. We partner with a non-profit food truck, A La Carte,  who distributes the food to food insecure communities throughout Silicon Valley.  Join SFR to help minimize food waste and alleviate food insecurity in the Bay Area!

STANFORD FOOD RECOVERY

Students for Environmental and Racial justice 

Students for Environmental and Racial Justice (SERJ) was established in 2014 to faciliate conversations and raise awareness of environmental and racial issues at Stanford and in the greater community. 

Students for Environmental and Racial Justice

ENGINEERS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD, STANFORD CHAPTER

Join fellow engineers working on projects, on campus and internationally. ESW addresses poverty and sustainability in many different hands-on projects around the globe.

ENGINEERS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD, STANFORD CHAPTER

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY

Connect with the nation's oldest environmental law group, publisher of the Environmental Law Journal, as well as numerous handbooks on environmental legislation. Help influence public policy, participate in environmental advocacy, and learn about environmental careers.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY

FOSSIL FREE STANFORD

Stanford announced its divestment from coal companies in May 2014. Leading up to the announcement, Fossil Free Stanford tabled, petitioned, and hosted events to spread the word about fossil fuel usage in America.

FOSSIL FREE STANFORD

Environmental justice working group

Join Stanford students, faculty, staff, and community members who seek to ensure equal access to environmental benefits and prevent the disproportionate impact of environmental harms on behalf of all communities. 

Environmental Justice Working Group

STANFORD PEOPLE FOR ANIMAL WELFARE (PAW)

Stanford PAW (People for Animal Welfare) works to reduce animal suffering and raise awareness of animal welfare issues on campus. PAW's activities include campus outreach, working with dining halls to create more humane food options, and political campaigning for animal-friendly candidates.

STANFORD PAW

STANFORD SOLAR CAR PROJECT

Build a car that runs completely on solar energy—from scratch! Stanford’s solar car competes biannually in the World Solar Challenge in Adelaide, Australia, a 3000 km solar car race through the outback. Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines can join the group; no prior experience is necessary.

STANFORD SOLAR CAR PROJECT

STANFORD STRATEGIES FOR ECOLOGY EDUCATION, DIVERSITY, AND SUSTAINABILITY (SEEDS)

SEEDS is a student group committed to increasing awareness of our local ecosystems and providing opportunities in the field of ecology. Their mission is to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students to participate, and to lead in ecology. SEEDS is a chapter of the national SEEDS program of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). 

STANFORD SEEDS

STANFORD Roots

Stanford Roots, formerly known as Stanford Farmers, was founded in 2017 and promotes community involvement on the campus farm to connect people to their food and food systems, particularly through experimental learning. 

STANFORD roots

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