Celebrating Sustainability 2014

Stanford Celebrates Sustainability

On Tuesday, April 22 from 11am to 2pm, faculty, staff, and students came together to celebrate sustainability at Stanford. An interactive festival designed to educate members of the campus community about Stanford's sustainability achievements through fun, engaging activities and displays, this year's "Celebrating Sustainability" event highlighted green events practices and water conservation practices at Stanford.

More than 35 campus departments, groups, and entities; 60+ presenters and 20+ volunteers hosted this 1,200+ person event at the Science and Engineering Quad on Earth Day. Guests were welcome to enjoy food, live music, games, giveaways, and plenty of fun!

Check out the photo highlights here!

Activity Topics

Activities at the event were grouped around the following sustainability topic areas:

  • Water: From water quality and conservation to maintaining healthy oceans, Stanford's expert faculty, staff and students will showcase efforts to protect and conserve water on campus and beyond.
  • Energy: Visitors to this area will be able to learn more about reducing personal energy use and check out the latest developments in energy innovation – both at Stanford and around the world.
  • Waste: Here visitors can learn all about recycling and composting at Stanford. From e-waste to organics or clothing, there is an opportunity to reduce waste at every corner of campus.
  • Food: Sustainable food is a priority at Stanford. Visitors to this area will be able to sample some of the food we enjoy from local, sustainable farms and learn more about our very own farming and gardening opportunities on campus.
  • Transportation: From a sustainable commute to solar vehicle technology, Stanford has all the bases of environmentally-friendly transportation covered. The latest campus incentive programs and technology developments, along with "Fix a Flat" bike clinics, will be featured at our Transportation area.
  • Green Living: Individual actions do count. In our "Green Living" area, visitors will be able to learn more about sustainable product choices, tips for living green at home or in the dorms, and technologies for making the homes of the future a greener place to live.