Center for Sustainability
There are multiple opportunities available at Pepperdine for people to get involved in sustainability on and off campus.
Pepperdine's annual Earth Day will be held on Wednesday, April 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Joslyn Plaza. Some of the Pepperdine and local community groups that will be manning booths include:
- Crown Disposal: Free chocolate covered strawberries
- Sodexo: Free organic and vegetarian food samples
- Southern California Edison
- Department of Public Works Water Conservation
- Tree People
- Green Team
- Pepperdine Bookstore
- Student sustainability projects from Dr. Chris Doran's Religion 301 - Christianity, Ecology, and Public Policy
Some of the other activities include:
- E-Waste Recycling (11:00 - 2:00): Drop off your electronic waste in Rho parking lot. Bring anything that has a plug or runs on a battery, and California E-Waste will recycle it.
- Community Garden Tour (2:00-3:00):A shuttle will be available in the Smothers parking lot to take attendees for a tour of the Community Garden. Scott Sabin from Plant With Purpose will be leading a convocation at the Community Garden after the tour.
Southern California Edison - Free Class to Help Customers 'Go Solar'Southern California Edison (SCE) is hosting a free solar class for residential customers considering purchasing a solar electric generating system for their homes. The class will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at the City of Malibu – City Hall, Malibu Civic Theater, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265.
The California Solar Initiative, or CSI, offers rebates to customers of the state's major investor-owned utilities — SCE, Pacific Gas and Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric — who install solar equipment at their homes or businesses. The program's goal is to promote solar-generated electricity and move California toward a clean energy future.
Customers will learn about:
- Solar energy basics.
- The benefits of installing a solar energy system.
- Financial incentives available through the CSI program.
- Tax credits and financial models that can help reduce costs.
The 90-minute, nontechnical and easy-to-understand classes are held at convenient locations throughout SCE's 50,000-square-mile service territory. Classes are free, but require registration because space is limited. Customers are advised to confirm their reservations, as the classes are subject to change. To register or get more information, visit www.sce.com/solartrainingMALI or call (866) 970-9221.
Local & Organic Fresh Produce Boxes Available at Pepperdine
In order to provide our community additional healthy food options, Pepperdine University is proud to partner with Farm Fresh To You, which provides local organic produce from a farm in the Imperial Valley. Local food reduces the vehicle miles traveled and supports your local community, while organic ensures there are no chemicals polluting water systems or your body. Moreover, the produce is only seasonally available so you are eating the way nature intended with lots of variety in your diet. The produce is fresh, picked daily, and arrives at Pepperdine University every Wednesday. You can customize the selection of fruits and veggies as well as the frequency of your pick-up from weekly to monthly. Order directly through their website: www.farmfreshtoyou.com and use promo code: 4866.
The Pepperdine Volunteer Center
The Volunteer Center offers a variety of ways to get involved in service during your time at Pepperdine. Opportunities include coastal and creek cleanup, community beautification, environmental programs, Santa Monica trail restoration, Step Forward Day, and much more.
Step Forward Day
For the past 22 years, Pepperdine has come together on "Step Forward Day" to benefit the community and dedicate students to a lifetime of service. In 2009, more than 1,400 participants provided 4,200 hours of community service at more than 45 different locations. Some of the services included brush clearing, trash pickup, and community beautification.
GSBM Net Impact Chapter
Net Impact is an international organization with over 10,000 members from over 90 countries whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of new leaders who use business to improve the world.
Pepperdine Green Team
The Green Team is a group of dedicated members of the Pepperdine Community - students, faculty, and staff - working to better our world by educating campus and the greater community on living a salubrious, sustainable lifestyle. Their mission is, "Pioneering the promise of Christian Stewardship through hands-on sustainable education and by loving, nurturing, and respecting God's creation." The Pepperdine Green Team is especially involved in leading the Organic Community Garden on campus.
Grunion are one of the only fish in the world that spawn on shore. Opportunities are available to participate in the research of grunion and the effects that beach grooming close to shore can have on reproduction rates.
US Green Building Council
Pepperdine is a member of the USGBC, which is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. As a member, Pepperdine employees may access the USGBC green building resources, get involved in committees, network with other members, and much more.