Latest solar venture powers USC toward a greener future 
Youtube video preview of solar panels being installed at University Park Campus

This summer, USC marked a major milestone in its sustainability efforts by adorning the rooftops of graduate student housing locations around the University Park Campus with state-of-the-art solar panels. 

Get Ready for a World of Self-Growing and Healing “Living” Materials

New research at USC Viterbi School of Engineering seeks to upcycle waste materials by harnessing the power of microorganisms.

Saved from Extinction, Southern California’s Channel Island Foxes Now Face New Threat to Survival

Foxes inhabiting six of Southern California’s Channel Islands were saved from extinction by the Endangered Species Act. Now, a new study shows they face a different threat: their own lack of genetic diversity.

$50 million gift commitment establishes The Ronald and Leslie Sherwin Initiative for environmental protection at USC Dornsife

Pioneering initiative aims to unite diverse academic disciplines for ecosystem conservation.

New Student Sustainability Training explores how USC is achieving its sustainability goals on campus and in the community

Explore how USC is achieving its sustainability goals on campus and in the community.

Why Sustainable Filmmaking Should Matter to All of Us
sustainable filmmaking panel flyer

The Media Institute for Social Change is hosting the Sustainable Filmmaking Panel on April 17 with panelists who work at a variety of companies in the sustainable filmmaking space.

USC’s hydration stations are increasing water access
A student filling his water bottle at a water filling station.

Data collected from the hydration stations are used to provide further insight on hydration station deserts and the optimal placement of new hydration stations.

Making LA: USC Architecture students design sustainable structures for LA2028 Olympic Games
Students in lab

The semester-long project encourages students to design sustainable structures for the city while retaining the spirit of Los Angeles.

Smart meters and dynamic pricing can help consumers use electricity when it’s less costly, saving money and easing pollution
Electric Meter

Most households pay a flat rate 24/7 for electricity even though the cost of generating it fluctuates through the day. Wireless technologies are changing that system.

USC earns top ratings for sustainability innovations and operations
Sustainability Dinning and Groundskeeping awards AASHE

Environment-friendly groundskeeping and dining services highlighted as part of university’s ambitious sustainability goals.