It’s Green Week… Trojans!
This week we encourage everyone to become sustainability champions and help
us achieve our Assignment: Earth goals.
First and foremost, we start by celebrating the grand opening of the USC
Sustainability Hub at 10:00 a.m on Wednesday, September 6. The Hub is our
new gathering space for advancing sustainability, and it’s also the home of
Assignment: Earth, our framework for creating a healthy, just, and thriving
campus and world.
Take a Hub tour, visit the Resource Fair, and engage with exhibitors sharing their
ideas and actions for creating a greener USC and planet. Plus, enjoy sustainably
sourced treats and exciting giveaways.
And there’s more! Throughout Green Week, there are plenty of activities and
ways to get involved in sustainability. Learn some “green” tips during
a sustainability-themed WalkSC trek, repurpose an old T-shirt at Make Mend II:
Unravel, Unwind, and cheer on the Trojans at the zero-waste football game.
Also, I’m very pleased to share that since we launched Assignment: Earth in
2021, we’ve made tremendous progress toward achieving our sustainability
goals. Here are some recent highlights:
The first cohort of the new USC Presidential Sustainability Solutions Fellowship
program arrived on campus two weeks ago. This unique fellows program reflects
our institutional commitment to addressing sustainability, environmental justice,
and climate change, and will further catalyze interdisciplinary, sustainability
solutions scholarship at USC.
The USC Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability recently launched a
new Master of Sustainability Management graduate program. Offered by USC
Dornsife College and USC Online, the MSM program is designed to help
students incorporate sustainability principles into their careers.
This summer, Auxiliary Services partnered with Facilities Planning and
Management project managers to install roof-top solar on four North University
Park Campus housing locations. The clean power generated by these new solar
panels is enough to charge over 5.5 million smartphones each year.
There are more ways than ever to get involved with sustainability at USC.
- The new Student Sustainability Training module is now available
on Trojan Learn to help students learn what they can do to
advance sustainability on our campuses and in the world. The
faculty and staff version of this training will be available in the
- Results from the USC 2023 Sustainability Literacy, Behavior and
Cultural Survey are now available. Among other findings, there
was a 2 percent increase in USC’s Sustainability Literacy Score
Chief Sustainability Officer