Get Involved with the Center for Sustainability
There are multiple opportunities available at Pepperdine for people to get involved in sustainability on and off campus.
Ways to Get Involved
Participate in Pepperdine University's annual Earth Day event, where students, teachers, vendors, and members of the community come together to celebrate our beautiful planet. The annual celebration takes place in Pepperdine's Joslyn Plaza on the Malibu Campus during a weekday in April. It incorporates student presentations, activities, food, and community organization booths that provide an opportunity to connect with the environmental community inside and outside of Pepperdine.
Local and 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. Each year roughly 1,400 participants provide 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.