Join the Eco-Resident Certification Program!

Image with large text reading

The USD Eco-Resident Certification Program is a joint project between the University of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric. Designed to help students living on campus live more sustainably, becoming a certified eco-resident helps you to lower USD’s ecological footprint. This program also allows you to be a leader in your community by demonstrating leadership, initiative, and sustainable thinking.

Here’s how the certification process works: 

  • Meet with a student from the Office of Sustainability- takes ~45 minutes
  • Engage in a questionnaire-guided conversation, with tips and explanations
    • Some questions are behavior-based and others are driven by physical space
  • Discuss the following topics:
    • Energy efficiency
    • Water conservation
    • Waste reduction (including reuse and recycling)
    • Other conservation behaviors
  • Receive points based on responses
  • Receive a thank you gift for your participation

Once the meeting is complete, you will receive e-mail follow-ups with information about sustainability-related events, ways to stay involved, and tips on maintaining a sustainable lifestyle.

Pick a time slot and e-mail the Office of Sustainability to become an Eco-Resident today!


Office of Sustainability
(619) 260-7530

White text on background that says

Slay Your Energy Vampires this Halloween

Hey, Toreros!  This Halloween, the Office of Sustainability invites you to slay your energy vampires! Wondering what we mean?  Vampire ener…

Contact Information