Cardinal Green Training Series

The Cardinal Green Training series launched in 2012 to help Stanford staff and faculty live and work more sustainably on campus. The training courses provide a hands-on exploration of conservation measures and best practices at Stanford. Delivering formal training to the Stanford community was one of the key actions identified through the Sustainability 3.0 strategic planning process.

The Cardinal Green training courses are offered seasonally, in partnership with related Cardinal Green campaigns. Cardinal Green trainings can be found in the STARS Learning Center via AXCESS.

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Training Modules

Office of Sustainability partners with BeWell to offer the Cardinal Green Trainings as BeWell berry-eligible courses under the "Environmental Health" category. 

  • SST 1000-Sustainable Office Spaces 
    This session provides a hands-on demonstration of ways to reduce energy consumption in your workplace and encourage greater resource conservation. The class focuses on strategies for individual workspaces that can be implemented building-wide for maximum savings. If you have a group of ten or more in your building, we can organize a custom training for your building - contact Lauren Hennessy to arrange the details. 
  • SST 2000-Best Practices in Waste Reduction
    This class focuses on how you can reduce your waste impact. Learn about waste reduction opportunities through the five Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, rot, rebuy) to help you jumpstart improvements in your workplace and better understand Stanford resources. If you have a group of ten or more in your building, we can organize a custom training for your building. Contact Lauren Hennessy to arrange the details.
  • SST 3000-Sustainable Stanford Overview (web-based)
    This self-paced online training provides an overview of Stanford's conservation efforts across our main key performance indicator categories, and includes key actions that individuals can take to contribute to sustainability. Featuring interactive sections to test your knowledge, it provides a high level overview of sustainability at Stanford. Start Now
  • Best Practices in Sustainable Events
    Stanford has more than 7,000 events on campus every year, ranging in size and scale from small departmental meetings to campus-wide celebrations, the environmental impact of these occasions can be substantial. Learn key strategies to reduce the environmental footprint of your event, conserving resources (and money!).