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Funding for Students & Student-Led Projects

Click here to learn more about scholarships and grants that students may apply to in order to receive funding for researching and designing sustainability-related projects.

NEW! SDSU Sustainable Campus Map

Check out the new sustainable SDSU campus map to find bike, alternative energy, academic programs and more!

Energy Service Corps Student Spring Break Trip a Success

Energy Service Corps student educate k-12 students on energy efficiency and sustainability and weatherize building on Spring Break Service trip

CRS Joins the Sustainable City Year Network

CRS Joins the Sustainable City Year Network will launch pilot program to link applied learning courses to real world projects in a San Diego Community in the fall. Call for faculty participant coming soon

PowerSave Green Campus Interns win California Sustainability Best Practice Award

PowerSave Green Campus team was named the winner of the 2013 Best Practices in Student Energy Efficiency award by the California Higher Education Sustainability Alliance.

Service Learning Course for Spring 2013!

GEN S 350 - Energy Management for a Sustainable Future is a course designed to help students understand the role of energy management and energy efficiency and build a portfolio of skills that will give them a competitive edge in traditional as well as green careers.

SDSU selected as one of America’s top rated Green Colleges

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) and The Princeton Review recognize SDSU for its green initiatives.

CRS Receives Grant to Infuse Energy Efficiency Into Curriculum

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SDSU Urban Planning Graduate Students

“SDSU Urban Planning Graduate Students Publish Findings on Sustainability in San Diego” Sustainable San Diego report from 'Anthony Mendiola' contributed to along with a few other cohorts in my Grad program on City Planning

NEW! Green Project Matchmaking Service

The Center for Regional Sustainability connects students, faculty, and staff to collectively push their sustainability-related projects forward. More information COMING SOON!

    Our Mission

    The Center for Regional Sustainability’s primary mission is to advance sustainability through regional collaborations in higher education, research, stewardship, and outreach to ensure that generations of students will gain the skills and abilities that will allow our region to grow, prosper, and sustain itself in the long term.


    • Develop comprehensive solutions for the region’s key issues such as water resources, energy use, and transportation.
    • Educate and train the next generation of sustainability experts and practitioners to meet the needs of local businesses, governments and non-profits organizations.
    • Inform and educate the public about sustainability issues through curriculum (K – 16), publications, web forums, and seminars and conferences.
    • Report on progress, findings and suggestions on the area of focus in an annual Report on Sustainability in the region

    Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view; download Adobe Acrobat Reader. For Word documents (DOC or DOCX) download Microsoft Word Viewer.



    SDSU is bringing together the regions citizens, educators, policymakers, and researchers to identify, define, and address the regions most critical issues. Click on the image below to watch a video produced by SDSU ViewPoints.