At Stanford, leadership in sustainability extends to all aspects of campus life – including events and event planning. Whether you join us for a sustainability tour, attend a conference on campus, or participate in a departmental meeting, you will witness the Stanford community maximizing resources, reducing waste, and offering an example of environmental stewardship.

AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in higher education (GCSHE)

Stanford is excited to be a Host Institution for this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, a virtual conference taking place October 12-14.  GCSHE offers 3 full days of live content and networking, plus eighty days of on-demand access (through December 31). As a Host Institution, we have unlimited registration passes for our campus only, as well as unique opportunities to be recognized for our commitment to sustainability.  Sign up using the instructions below to gain free access to this great event. Please note the registration deadline is October 14, 2021 at 8:59 pm PT.

  1.  Click HERE to register (select Attendee).
    1. If you are a Presenter or Student Presenter, use the Presenter Access Code provided in your acceptance email.
  2. Fill out all the relevant fields.
    1. Use your institutional email address only.  The Discount Code is linked to your institution’s email domain (  Other email addresses (such as Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo) will not work with the Discount Code and will be deleted.
    2. For the question “How do you pay for your attendance at GCSHE?”, please select the option for “Sustainability Office Budget”
  3. After entering your ticket, but before clicking Checkout, enter the following Promotional Code and hit Apply: STANFORD30JUN21
  4. This will drop your total to $0.00. 
  5. Complete your registration/checkout. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Melissa Maigler at

Cardinal Green Event Program

Implementing green practices at Stanford’s thousands of annual events can help reduce waste, conserve resources, and set an example across campus by engaging the community in Stanford’s commitment to sustainability. The Cardinal Green Event program prioritizes cost-neutral sustainability improvements to reduce the impact of the food, waste, communications, and transportation at their event. By repeatedly working with partners to steadily increase the sustainability of their events, the Cardinal Green Event program produces quantifiable financial and resource savings that directly contribute to the university’s goals.

Plan a green Event at Stanford

Celebrating Sustainability

Each year on Earth Day in April, Office of Sustainability and its partners host Celebrating Sustainability. The event is an interactive festival designed to educate members of the campus community about Stanford’s sustainability achievements through fun, engaging activities and displays.

Celebrating Sustainability

Stanford Sustainability Calendars