USD as a Living Laboratory

Bringing together students, faculty, staff, and the San Diego community, USD acts as a Living Laboratory – a conceptual framework that provides a test-bed for implementing innovative initiatives and piloting programs in order to find solutions to world-wide challenges. Starting at the university level allows us to scale up effective solutions to our global community.

Current Initiatives

Climate Alliance

A collaboration between the USD Changemaker Hub and the EIL where 15 students work on 1 of 3 projects to implement change at USD. 

Spring 2022 cohort projects:

1) campus-wide oat milk default campaign

2)  a campaign to feature the humans behind animal farming  

3) Zero Footprint initiative (a nonprofit dedicated to building a climate resilient carbon-capture farming network)

Changemaker Challenge 

USD Changemaker Hub is hosting the the Changemaker Challenge of 2021, Food 

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