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Sustainable California

Keeping California's Colleges & Universities Clean, Green, and Sustainably Operated with Educational Programs and Campus Initiatives

  • Are you looking for a career in an environmental or sustainability-focused industry?
  • Do you want to be part of the solution in bringing sustainable practices and values to your campus?

California’s colleges and universities lead the way in environmental science, policy, and sustainability solutions.

About Sustainable California

Across California, from small private colleges to large public universities, many institutions of higher education are committed to promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship through education. When you study in California, you have many opportunities to affect the future landscape of sustainability, both at your school and beyond.

Here are just a few ways you can get involved:

  • Join teams doing innovative research projects
  • Work cooperatively with scientists, engineers, and business professionals
  • Help set the standard for environmental legislation and regulations

California schools are at the vanguard of the green movement and eco-friendly programs. From environmental law programs to marine science, you’ll find a college or university that fits your interests.

  • Alternative energy
  • Carbon-negative projects
  • Energy efficient building
  • Environmental law
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Marine science
  • Natural resources management
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable hospitality management
  • Urban planning
  • Waste management
  • And many related fields

Mission Statement

Study California member institutions commit to collaborate in equipping the next generation of leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a sustainable future locally and globally.


Member institutions share innovative resources, promote a culture of global responsibility on their campuses, and intentionally inspire sustainability values and practices across international student programs and operations.

California’s colleges and universities lead the way in environmental science, policy, and sustainability solutions.

Programs, Initiatives, and Events

Sustainability Spotlight!

Santa Rosa Junior College

New On Campus Housing Opened at SRJC Fall 2023!

The housing project was guided by four (4) strategic objectives:

  • Affordability for Students
  • Sustainable Facilities and Practices
  • Focus on the Student Experience
  • Use of Local Labor

Check back here often for what’s going on.