Welcome to the Cal Poly Sustainability Catalog

Sustainability is often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. As Cal Poly educates future leaders, it also recognizes the benefits of promoting a sustainable lifestyle and culture.

In signing the Talloires Declaration on April 23, 2004, President Baker emphasized Cal Poly’s commitment to sustainability. The Talloires Declaration is an action plan committing universities to sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching and practice. This web site takes one step toward fulfilling that commitment by providing a catalog of courses with an emphasis on sustainability.

The sustainability content in this collection of courses and programs varies greatly. Please read the descriptions provided by faculty members. The statements reflect the interpretations of individual faculty members, and the same course taught by a different faculty member may have a different sustainability focus or no sustainability content whatsoever.

You may either browse through an alphabetical list of courses or search the database by course title, instructor, or GE Area.

This database is a result of collaboration between the Academic Senate Curriculum Committee, the Renewable Energy Institute, the Center for Sustainability in Engineering, the College of Engineering and the Academic Programs Office.