A group of people posing on the Smith Carlos lawn.
Native Tree Planting Ceremony at Earth Day 2019

Sustainability at SJSU

San Jose State University students, faculty, and staff are deeply committed to sustainability. SJSU offers a wide range of academic courses and programs related to sustainability. Ongoing campus-wide efforts minimize SJSU’s "ecological footprint" by reducing campus energy consumption, water use, and waste.

Clothes Closet

The Office is launching a Clothes Closet to help meet basic needs and reduce waste generated by clothing.

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Sustainability Report

Check out our latest Sustainability Report!

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SJSU Sustainability News Feature

A Gold Star for Sustainability, and a How-to Series for Viewers at Home

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STARS Recertification

SJSU has earned a STARS Gold Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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CSU Chancellor Remarks (ECCLPS) 

The CSU chancellor, Dr. Timothy White, encourages staff and educators for all CSUs to integrate all aspects of sustainablity into CSU universities.

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Princeton Review

San Jose State Universtiy has ranked in The Princeton Review's Green Colleges list since 2016.

Princeton Review

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Silicon Valley Conservation

SJSU has won a Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award celebrating our commitment to maximizing recycled water usage on campus.

Silicon Valley Water Conservation

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STARS Gold

San Jose State University has earned a STARS Gold Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

STARS Gold

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WateReuse

SJSU has won multiple awards from Water Reuse that celebrates our innovation in using recycled water in our facilities.

Water Reuse

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UI GreenMetric

SJSU placed in the top 15% of all universities in the 2020 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, a ranking that evaluates universities worldwide.

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