Reduce Your Footprint

Reduce Your Footprint

Here are some tips for living greener every day and reducing your own carbon "footprint":

  • Do Your Part to Conserve Water During the Drought
    • The average Californian uses 196 gallons of water per day. Save Our Water shows some easy ways to reduce water use.
  • Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
    • Calculate your carbon footprint here.
    • Change your habits and learn about energy-efficient products and services and potential rebates at Energy Upgrade California.
  • Learn Kung Food
    • Check out the quirky series of award winning Green Ninja films that are written and directed by SJSU students and faculty. 
  • Use Public Transit
    • With a Tower ID card and Eco Pass sticker, SJSU students, staff, and faculty can enjoy unlimited rides on all Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Buses and Light Rail
  • Find Other Transportation Solutions
    • See the SJSU Transportation Solutions website for bike-sharing programs, discount train fares, and other sustainable ways to get around.
  • Break the Bottle Habit
    • Use reusable, washable stainless steel or BPA-free plastic water bottles instead of bottled water.
  • Avoid Paper Waste
    • Send documents electronically whenever possible. Print double-sided. Create a collection box for usable one-sided scrap paper. Faculty can utilize D2L Learning Management System to share documents online with students rather than in print. Sign up for the Stop Junk Mail San Jose Program to reduce paper waste.
  • Mug Life
    • The Mug Life reusable mug campaign urges students and faculty to bring their reusable mugs for coffee, tea, and other beverages on campus. Our eateries offer a $0.50 discount for bringing a reusable mug. To learn more about Spartan Shops' campaigns, visit their website.