Take Action

Students, staff, faculty, and visitors are all part of our campus community. Our efforts to “go green” begin and end with them. Want to take action and get involved?

  • Are you interested in getting regular updates on all things sustainability at CSUDH?  Sign-up for our quarterly newsletter, the Sustainable Scoop, by subscribing here. 

  • Take our Toros #TakeCharge Planet Pledge to find out what you can do to be a greener Toro.

  •  Become a Green Toro! Download our Green Guides to learn more about how to recycle, take advantage of our alternative transportation programs, and more!

  • Join the University Sustainability Committee (visit our Engagement page to find out more).

  • Planning an event on campus? Consult our Green Event Checklist [PDF] to see your eco-friendly options for supplies, food, waste receptacles, and more. 

  • Contact Facilities Service Work Control to report water leaks, hot/cold problems, or recycling issues at x3804.

  • Take a self-guided walking tour of our major campus sustainability features.  Check out our Sustainability Walking Map here [PDF].  

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Want to volunteer to work on campus sustainability projects? Join the Sustainability Club! Visit the Torolink page for more information on upcoming meetings and contact information: https://torolink.csudh.edu/organization/sustainabilityclub 

  • Need academic or community service credit and/or just interested in getting more in-depth exposure to sustainability experience on campus? Pursue a Volunteer Internship with the Sustainability Club (volunteer Sustainability and Farm interns needed). Review the volunteer internship requirements and fill out the online registration form to indicate your interest. (Applications only accepted the first six weeks of the semester: end of February for spring, end of September for fall, end of June for summer.  Inquiries received after these windows will be referred to the following semester).  Internship requirements listed here [PDF].

  • The Campus Urban Farm takes volunteers all-year round. Visit their website and follow their Instagram to find out about their opportunities.

Toro Green Initiative Fund

In 2018, President Parham distributed $10,000 towards the first Toro Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), allowing CSUDH students to suggest sustainability projects for the campus. The TGIF is now an annual grant program offered by the Office of Sustainability.  

  • The 2023-24 award cycle will officially open on October 2, 2023.  If you are a student with an idea for how the campus can go green, you can fill out a short application here with your green idea and receive up to $5,000 to fund your project by February 1,2024 (or have the Office of Sustainability implement the idea for you).
    • Flyer with more details linked here [PDF] (spread the word!)
    • Want more information on how to apply?  View this five-minute Youtube video walking you through the application process here

Green Graduation Pledge

Are you a Toro graduating before 2025? Take our Green Graduation Pledge and Facilities Services will allocate $1 of its existing budget to plant new trees in your honor in your graduating year. View the Green Graduation Pledge flyer [PDF].


Office of Sustainability
NSM F-127
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

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