Celebrating Sustainability 2014

Stanford Celebrates Sustainability

On Tuesday, April 22 from 11am-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.

View highlights and a list of partners for the 2013 Celebrating Sustainability Festival

View highlights and a list of partners for the 2012 Celebrating Sustainability Event

Event Partners

This celebration would not be possible without the collaboration of academic, operational, and student organizations, and especially Residential & Dining Enterprises for their Green Catering showcase.
We thank all our partners listed below:

Appetite for Change
Buildings & Grounds Maintenance
Campus Bike Shop
Department of Sustainability and Energy Management
Environmental Health and Safety
Fossil Free Stanford
Graduate School of Business
Green Living Council
Haas Center for Public Service
Parking & Transportation Services
Precourt Institute for Energy
PSSI/Stanford Recycling
Residential & Dining Enterprises
Stanford Bookstore
Stanford Educational Farm
Stanford Green Store
Stanford Procurement
Stanford School of Earth Sciences
Stanford School of Engineering
Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford Solar Car Team
Stanford Surplus
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Stanford Food Project
Students for a Sustainable Stanford
Union Underground

To learn about the 2013 Celebrating Sustainability event, please click here.