The Occidental community’s progressive spirit has laid solid foundations for our sustainability initiatives, many of which are student-led.

Some of our proudest accomplishments include:

Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch signed the “We Are Still In” pledge in the wake of the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. His action reflected our continuing commitment to sustainable practices, support for the campaign to reduce global warming, and participation in the scientific consensus behind that effort. 

There are always new ways to further sustainability efforts at Oxy. Ideas from students, faculty, and staff—together with supportive teamwork across our community—drive the growth of sustainability on our campus. We look forward to hearing your ideas!