Join the Eco-Resident Certification Program!

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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

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