Get Involved

There are multiple opportunities available at Pepperdine for people to get involved in sustainability on and off campus.

Earth Day

Pepperdine's annual Earth Day will be held on Wednesday, April 2nd 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:

  • E-Waste Recycling Drive (11:00 - 2:00): Bring your unwanted electronics and for Pepperdine's Drive sponsored by PC Recycle. **Larger items can be dropped off in the Firestone Fieldhouse Parking Lot, small items may be brought to collection bins at the event.
    ( Lightbulbs, Refrigerators, Dryers or Dishwashers NOT Accepted)
  • Crown Disposal
  • Sodexo: Free organic and vegetarian food samples
  • Southern California Edison
  • Department of Public Works Water Conservation
  • Tree People
  • Green Team
  • Student sustainability projects from Dr. Chris Doran's Religion 301 - Christianity, Ecology, and Public Policy
  • Reef Check
  • Heal the Bay
  • Green Truck : Serving Organic food from a veggie powered food truck !

Green Baseball Game : April 1st @ 3PM

Pepperdine Athletics is greening our baseball game against UC Irvine. Come watch the Waves battle it out under the California sun and learn about the University's sustainability practices while enjoying sustainable menu items.

Event will also feature an E-Waste Recycling Drive (3:00PM - 6:00PM): Bring your unwanted electronics and for Pepperdine's Drive sponsored by PC Recycle. **Larger items can be dropped off in the Firestone Fieldhouse Parking Lot, small items may be brought to collection bins at the event.( Lightbulbs, Refrigerators, Dryers or Dishwashers NOT Accepted)

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 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: 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 Run

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.

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