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January 23

Stanford-led team discovers new cellulose that could have applications from energy to medicine
January 19

Stanford researcher urges people to view technology and environment as historically interconnected
December 31
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The latest updates on sustainability at Stanford

Make Less Waste, More Compost with RecycleMania

It’s RecycleMania, when Stanford and over 400 other schools compete to reduce waste, recycle, and compost more - and we need YOU to help us win! Join the competition and earn rewards through My Cardinal Green by taking small, impactful steps to reduce waste.

With more than ten educational events and tours available - from recycling center tours to waste trainings and lab equipment shares - every action you take to help reduce waste and increase composting and recycling earns points toward your $75 incentive. Sign up now!
Winter Closure Saves Departments Over $4 Million in Energy Savings Since 2001

This year’s Winter Closure saved a total of $446,000 in heating, chilled water, and electricity costs. Since the program’s inception in 2001, the university has saved over $4.4 million by shutting off heating and cooling systems and encouraging electricity conservation in unoccupied buildings over the two-week closure period. Thanks to all our partners in Sustainability & Energy Management and Buildings & Grounds Maintenance for making this year’s Winter Closure a success! Find out more here.
Save the Date! Celebrating Sustainability Festival: April 19, 2018

Stanford's annual Earth Day festival is a celebration of the thriving culture of sustainability on campus. Join Sustainable Stanford and over 30 campus partners on Thursday, April 19 in a showcase of the university's most inspiring initiatives. Explore, engage, and leave empowered to make sustainable changes in your daily life. Event details
Submit a Nomination for the Sustainable Stanford Awards!

Accompanying this year's Celebrating Sustainability event will be a presentation of the 2nd annual 
Sustainable Stanford Awards. Open to students, staff, and faculty members who have had an impact on catalyzing sustainability efforts and reducing the university's environmental footprint. Submit your nominations here for Sustainable Stanford awardees by Friday, March 16!
Stanford Wins Most Improved Award in Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge

Stanford was recognized in this year's Pac-12 Zero Waste competition, which challenges institutions to divert the maximum amount of waste from the landfill at a selected football and basketball game. Stanford's expanded tailgate initiatives led to an overall increase in football season waste diversion with the addition of 12 trios of dumpsters (recycling, compost and landfill) throughout tailgate areas. It was the first time recycling and compost have been collected, with 100 trios of supplementary bins distributed throughout the tailgate areas as well as in the stadium. Stanford was also recognized for overall investment in public education and volunteer engagement. 

The competition to reduce game waste will continue this Saturday, February 3 at 2pm for the Men's Basketball RecycleMania Game Day Challenge! Come and show your Cardinal Green spirit and help to promote sustainability in Athletics. Join us
Sustainability Champion of the Month
Phil Reese, Research Computing Strategist
Phil has been a longtime sustainable IT advocate as part of his role overseeing the Stanford Research Computing Facility (SRCF). By separating hot and cold aisles and using outside air and chilled water for cooling, the SRCF is one of the most energy efficient locations in the US to house servers supporting campus research. Energy Star recently awarded the facility its Building Certification and a perfect 100/100 rating for being the highest performer among similar buildings nationwide (the facility uses an average of 39% less energy per square foot than the national median). Phil plays a major role in increasing Stanford's energy efficiency by supporting departments in relocating servers out of inefficient spaces and into the SRCF.

Have a sustainability champion in mind? Nominate them by contacting
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