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January 19, 2017
Santa Clara County has established new sharps and medication bin drop-off locations for residents. For more free drop-off locations for household hazardous waste, visit

January 16, 2017
Real-time scans of self-healing nanoparticles show their energy storage potential
December 19, 2016

Al Gore: Business Will Drive Progress on Climate Change
December 11, 2016
Stanford lauded for sustainability efforts
Precourt Institute for Energy

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Sustainable Food

The latest updates on sustainability at Stanford

It’s RecycleMania! Will You Be the Difference in Helping Us Reach Our Waste Reduction Goal?

Stanford will once again compete with more than 400 other schools to reduce waste and recycle and compost more; we need everyone to exercise their sorting skills to help us win. Furthermore, California's waste diversion target is 75% by 2020 - with Stanford’s current diversion rate around 65%, every action counts toward winning the competition and bringing us closer to that goal. Pledge your support.
At Stanford Games, You can Have Your Hot Dog and Compost it, Too

Stanford Athletics is on the road to Zero Waste. After more than doubling the Stadium diversion rate during the 2016 football season, Athletics has also added new outdoor waste stations throughout its facilities, compost bins at Jimmy’s Café, and paper towel composting in the bathrooms and gym at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation. Show your support at the sustainability game day challenges on February 6th and 25th.
Congratulations on Unplugging this Winter Break

Thanks to building shutdowns and individual actions across campus, Stanford departments saved approximately $315,000 in energy costs during this year’s Winter Closure! The university also shut down 60 buildings over the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday, saving an additional $70,000. Find out more.
Sustainability Champion of the Month
Stan Dunn
Associate Director, Property Management Office

Stan has been a long-time champion of reuse at Stanford. In the Property Management Office, he assisted in absorbing the Surplus Sales department, which enabled a much more simplified and efficient disposal process for the campus community.  Taking a more active role in support of the biannual Campus Clean-Up events, his team now collects and recycles 30-50 tons of electronic waste per event. Stan also implemented the furniture reutilization program, diverting over 300 tons from landfill over the past five years, and saving university departments millions of dollars in unnecessary purchases.  The recent lab sharing events have saved the university $150,000 in research funding over the past year, and led to the transfer of significant leftover lab supplies to the startup of a new Chemistry department in a local high school.
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