Take Action

Here’s how you can take action and help the USC community develop and implement innovative solutions that will build a more sustainable society.

Visit the USC Sustainability Hub

The Hub is a multi-use gathering space for the USC community to collaborate around sustainability challenges.

Take the Training

Use the Student Sustainability Training to explore how USC is achieving its sustainability goals on campus and in our community, and how YOU can help!

Make Your Event Sustainable

Hosting green events is a great way for you to advance sustainability on campus. Little behavioral changes can add up to a big environmental impact!

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Get the Supdate

Join a curated forum of sustainability events, opportunities, and information posted by and for USC’s Green community on a regularly updated Slack space.

Sign up for U-Pass

Free Metro rides? Yes! Just ask one of the 7,800+ Trojans who have signed up for U-Pass, or visit USC Transportation to get started.

Get involved in a USC sustainability group

Join a Group

Be part of the USC environmental movement by joining student groups, professional organizations, and volunteer events.

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Map it

Locate water bottle refill stations, electric chargers, bike racks, and other environmental services and green points of interest on the campuses.

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Find a Sustainability Course

The Sustainability Course Finder helps spread awareness of courses across the university and provides students with an easy way to see how classes relate to various sustainability issues.

Use Your Voice

Your vote is your voice – use it to help make a direct impact on local, state, and federal environmental policies and sustainability initiatives.

Join the conversation on social media

Stay Connected

Join the sustainability conversation on social media and exchange ideas. Post your messages using #USCsustainability

Sustainability Scholarships for Students

Find Scholarships

Apply for sustainability scholarships, fellowships, internships, and other funding to support your academic studies and professional development.

Green Your Office

From adjusting your office’s lighting to the types of office supplies you choose and use, there are many things you can do to make your office more sustainable.


Try healthy and delicious meals — look out for the EatWell logo on campus dining menus, ordering kiosks, and the campus dining app.

Give a Gift

Support USC’s sustainability efforts by donating and supporting the university’s initiatives on campus and beyond.

3 Small Things

You’ve got the power! Professor Wändi Bruine de Bruin explains the three actions you can take to address our impact on the environment.

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Calculate Your Impact

Use the Carbon Footprint Calculator to measure the amount of emissions your lifestyle generates and assess your impact on the environment.

Buy Green and Save the Planet

Buy Green

Use the Sustainable Purchasing Guide for information on how to make environment-friendly purchasing decisions at USC.

Shop Local

Shop Local

Visit Trojans Shop Local to find community retailers in and around the campuses that support our sustainability mission.

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USC hosts hundreds of environmental, climate change, green living and sustainability events throughout the year.

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Do Your Part

Get helpful tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle on campus, at home, during events, and in your daily life.

USC Earth Week Take the Sustainability Pledge

Take the Pledge

Take the Sustainability Pledge and get 10% off on the purchase of a reusable water bottle at the USC Bookstore.

Sustainability Infographics

Share the Facts

Share printable infographic posters with data on a range of climate change, sustainability, and environmental justice issues.