Vision & Goals

Sustainability Goals

For SJSU to be recognized as a regional leader in sustainability expertise, sustainability must be explicitly incorporated into university goals and initiatives such as Globalization, STEM education, and Innovation. Four specific goals are essential to improving SJSU's overall sustainability:

  • Sustainability Literacy: Ensure our graduates are sustainability literate and have the capacity to engage in actions that enhance sustainability at local and global levels.
  • Green Careers: Prepare interested students for fulfilling careers in the (regional and national) green economy.
  • Facilities Development & Operations: Minimize our eco-footprint and use of non-renewable resources.
  • Employee Stewardship: Commit to care and practice of university's sustainability principles and empower our campus community to lead as a responsible steward in achieving social, economic and environmental quality.

These four goals demonstrate the importance of educating the campus and community on the full spectrum of Sustainability as Environment, Economics, and social Equity.