Live Cardinal Green Anywhere

We're all looking for ways to stay connected with our Stanford community. Sustainability is a core value at Stanford, and one that you can help to uphold wherever you might find yourself this year. Join together with our Cardinal Green community to reduce environmental impacts and stay connected to the Stanford spirit. Throughout the fall quarter, we'll have a number of ways that you can act, share, and learn more about ways to reduce your personal environmental footprint. 

Get Involved

1. Complete sustainability-at-home actions in My Cardinal Green

New actions included in My Cardinal Green offer specific suggestions for actions you can take to reduce your personal environmental footprint while spending more time at home. When it is safe to return to campus, you'll already have your habit started at home.  Login today to get started, and earn points toward your overall reward. E-mail to let us know that you'll be participating as a team, and each person on the team will receive bonus points toward their Cardinal Green incentive. 

2. Participate in a virtual training

We'll host a series of trainings geared toward helping you reduce resource consumption while working and learning from home. Register for one of the virtual sessions below via STARS. All class times are listed in PST, and you can receive a BeWell Berry and My Cardinal Green points for your participation.

October 14, 12:30-1:30pm: Conserving Energy
This course provided an overview of common energy-saving opportunities that you can implement in your living space wherever you may be. 

November 9 - 16, 12:30-1:30pm: Reducing Waste
The Bay Area has a variety of waste management systems in place, and the targeted sessions dove into the unique circumstances for each location.

  • Monday, November 9 - City of Sunnyvale
  • Tuesday, November 10 - ReThink Waste (Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo County and the West Bay Sanitary District)
  • Thursday, November 12 - San Jose 
  • Friday, November 13 - Mountain View
  • Monday, November 16 - Palo Alto 

If your Bay Area location is not listed, request a future session from If you are outside the Bay Area you can still get a lot of information on general practices, so feel free to join a session regardless of your location. 

December 2, 12:30-1:30pm: Conserving Water - View the Recording
This course provided an overview of common water conservation opportunities that you can take to reduce water consumption in your space.

3. Join us for weekly Sustainability "Ask Me Anything" sessions on Slack

Representatives from Sustainable Stanford will be on hand to answer your burning sustainability questions each week on the #Cardinal-Green channel. If you're wondering about what's going on with campus initiatives or simply looking for a tip about what bin to put a specific item in, team members will be available every Wednesday from 12-1pm, PST to help answer your questions.

4. Share with your colleagues

We want to celebrate you! Share a photo of your Cardinal Green actions to Slack and encourage your colleagues to join you while we're embracing the Cardinal Green spirit remotely. Everyone who shares a photo on Slack will also be entered to win one of two $500 raffle prizes!