Grand opening of Sustainability Hub sprouts new opportunities for green initiatives

Marketing Specialist for the Office of Sustainability Erin Jebavy gives a tour of the brand new Sustainability Hub. (Photo by Drake Lee of ANNENBERG MEDIA)

USC’s efforts to save the Earth now have a home base.

On Wednesday morning, President Carol Folt was joined by students, faculty and staff to celebrate the grand opening of the USC Sustainability Hub in Student Union Suite 101.

The campus’ “first-ever” sustainability-focused gathering space will serve as a collaborative core and resource center located in the “heart of the USC campus,” said USC’s Senior Vice President for Administration David Wright.

The Hub will provide students and staff with a space dedicated to cooperating on sustainability-driven solutions and initiatives, while enabling them to seek out further information about sustainability efforts on campus.

The Sustainability Hub will also serve as the new home of Assignment: Earth, the university’s “sustainability framework for creating a healthy, just and thriving campus and world” created by the USC Presidential Working Group (PWG) on Sustainability in Education, Research, and Operations in collaboration with various teams from across the university.

“It’s ambitious, comprehensive, with pillars of education, research, equity and inclusion, operations and engagement,” Wright said.

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