Student Life

Sustainability Initiatives

At the University of Redlands, we aim to be a model of campus and community sustainability. We are recognized nationally for student’s sustainable efforts in programs such as the Arbor Day Foundation’s  Tree Campus USA program. Our campus also participates in the international recycling competition, Recycle-mania.  At Redlands, we provide a wide array of opportunities in sustainability for students to pursue such as volunteer projects, work-study jobs and educational workshops.

Students can get involved in a variety of environmental and sustainability programs on campus. The environmental based club, Students for Environmental Action (SEA) helps promote sustainability through education and programs on campus such as green week. The nationally recognized organization, United States Green Buildings Council (USGBC) is a student movement on campus to improve sustainability and building efficiency. The advocacy group, Redlands Out for Animal Rights (ROAR) works to promote animal rights through campus and community events. ZETA is an environmental sorority that builds a sustainable community among like-minded students. Volunteers with Jane Goodall’s organizations, Roots and Shoots, work at a neighborhood elementary school to promote environmental education. The Residence Hall, Merriam is the living and learning environmental community where students of all grade levels are welcome.

Students are also responsible for the construction and development of the Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (S.U.R.F) and the LaFourcade Community Garden. Thousands of volunteered hours were spent planning and producing these beautiful landscapes. Students still work in S.U.R.F on a daily basis to maintain crop growth where crops are sold to our campus food service, Bon Apetit.


There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.
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In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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