Due to human activity, we are currently facing many environmental challenges, locally and globally. On campus, students have responded to reducing the university’s environmental footprint through the Sustainability Club and the Environmental Studies Club for majors. The Sustainable Cougars Office Program at CSU San Marcos aims to get the faculty and staff involved in working towards reducing our environmental footprint. The program aims to make individuals aware of how their everyday actions have an impact on our environment and how each of us can help make a difference. This will help to reach the university’s Zero Waste goal by 2025. It is a fun way to challenge oneself and our coworkers to achieve the highest level, Platinum.