Students for Sustainability

About us

Students for Sustainability is an ASUA program that empowers students, builds leaders, and pursues institutionalized sustainability at the University of Arizona and within the surrounding community. Students for Sustainability became a formally recognized ASUA program in 2008 and has grown considerably since its inception, currently consisting of approximately 100 interns split among our 10 committees. SfS works closely with Compost Cats as well as many organizations on and off campus including UA Residence Life, UA Student Unions, UA Green Fund, Iskashitaa Refugee Network, and several Tucson area schools to advance our mission statement.

Students for Sustainability is an ASUA student government program that works to engage the student body in order to cultivate environmental literacy from many perspectives. SFS works to do this through the ASUA model of empowering student leaders, advancing social justice and equality, and in pursuing institutionalized sustainability at the University of Arizona and within the Tucson community. Sustainability: Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony. Sustainability means that humans are a part of natural systems and must meet their social, economic and other needs while also allowing for the needs of non-human creatures and functioning ecosystems now and for subsequent generations. Sustainability is intersectional and can only be achieved through interdisciplinary thought and action, incorporating all parts of human society and the natural world. Sustainability must also be progressing social justice, not continuing to marginalize the already marginalized in terms of race, class, gender, ability, and sexuality.


Environmental Social Justice

EcoSOJO strives to implement change in policy that ignores the socially unjust impacts of climate change and hinders progress towards sustainability.

Energy and Climate

Energy & Climate seeks to highlight the connections between fossil fuels and climate change, engaging in dialogue across campus to commit to a meaningful climate action plan.

Environmental Arts

Environmental Arts strives to promote understanding of issues using the creation and production of art to foster communal dialogue for sustainability.

Environmental Health

Environmental Health works to bridge the gaps between environmentalism and human health by addressing climate change, disease, and pollution in the Tucson community,

Food For All

Food For All advocates for local and sustainable sourcing of food served on campus and for healthier food choices for the entire University community. Garden The Garden Committee is a collective of students who share a passion for growing and consuming food. This committee aims to transform and manage unused spaces on campus into verdant gardens.

Waste Reduction

Waste Reduction focuses on reducing and diverting waste on the University Campus and the wider Tucson community.

Greening The Game

Greening the Game works to divert waste from athletic events on-campus. The committee uses outreach and education as a primary component to reduce waste and improve recycling


HydroCats works to promote efficient use of water resources by installing water harvesting systems throughout Tucson as well as working on campus to promote sustainable uses of water.

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