Sustainability at the Campus Rec Center

The Recreation Center at Sonoma State University is committed to operating under a sustainable model in order to meet our present needs without denying resources to the future. The Campus Recreation mission states “…through the design and operation of our facility, Campus Rec demonstrates a profound commitment to a sustainable society in hopes that we can help pioneer a vision for conservation and energy efficiency.”  Campus Recreation currently utilizes the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Commission on Sustainability model to educate staff and participants as well as to inform business management decisions.  Campus Recreation has composed a sustainable business policy statement to outline specific practices and principles that we strive to uphold throughout our operation.

On February 26th, 2014 SSU Campus Recreation was recognized by the Bay Area Green Business Program of Sonoma County with a Green Business Certificate. The certificate recognizes that “Campus Recreation has taken steeps beyond compliance to conserve resources and protect the environment in accordance with the Bay Area Green Business Program standards”. This recognition comes as a result of the efforts of Pam Su, former Director of Campus Recreation, David Liebman, Campus Rec Sustainability and Outdoor Pursuits Programmer and ongoing efforts on behalf of past and present staff and students to value sustainability in facilities and operations. Our hope is that through conscious responsible behavior we will live more harmoniously with the ecosystem to which we belong and inspire others to do the same.


A Greener Campus Videos:

Welcome Video:

Did you know our Campus Recreation was recognized for its sustainability efforts? See how we are staying sustainable here at SSU!

A Look into the Lobby

Don't underestimate the entrance of the Rec! Take in the natural light and enjoy your work out.

Mt. Everest Gym

A peak into the solar power of the Rec! Check out the sustainable elements where you ball!


Sustainabile Adventures Awaits

Take a trip to the Outdoor Resource Center. All office materials are environmentally made and support our mission of being a green campus!

Mt. McKinley Gym

It may be a little gym but it is packed with big ways to help conserve energy at Campus Rec!