In 2010, the Sustainability Committee was created as a means for all areas of the campus community to engage in dialogue regarding campus sustainability. This committee helps provide a centralized forum by which students, faculty, and staff can examine how to continue improving and fulfilling the university principle of fostering leaders for the creative coexistence of nature and humanity.

Current Sustainability Committee Student Chairs

  • Momoka Hosomi (Class of 2022)
  • Sergio Morales (Class of 2022)
  • Subina Thapaliya (Class of 2022)

Student Sustainability Educators

The Student Sustainability Educator’s (SSE) role is to foster a culture of care for both people and the planet among students. 

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    SSE Objectives

    The SSE will receive training and resources to become a leader for sustainability; organize activities, projects, and educational communications that support environmental awareness and social justice at SUA; establish relationships and connections with students in order to create awareness about their role in their community; create programs and events to assist students in learning relevant and easy strategies for living sustainably on campus; and conduct research about a different topic along with strategies to share.

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    Current Student Sustainability Educators

    The current student sustainability educators are Amrita Sood (Class of 2020) and Vibhu Walia (Class of 2022).

Select Sustainability Achievements

  • California Native Plant Garden
  • Turf conversion and increase in drought-tolerant and native plants used in landscaping
  • Soka Instructional Garden (SIG)
  • Implementation of Waste Diversion Program
  • Transition to Integrated Pest Management
  • Improved recycling program
  • Addition of electric hand dryers to replace paper towel usage
  • Installation of water bottle filling stations in the library
  • Conversion from gas to electric operated facilities and landscaping equipment
  • STARS Silver Rating