The CIIS Green Team provides leadership for CIIS as an institution in the area of sustainability by embodying ecological justice, cultivating reciprocal relationships, and inviting play and pleasure into ecological accountability. We are committed to transforming our community’s consciousness through a holistic ecological focus that engages global paradigm shifts and enables action.


  • The CIIS campus is a platform for applying integral care to ourselves, our communities, our cities, our bioregions, and our world.
  • All members of the CIIS community take joyful ownership of their ecological outputs and behaviors, self-regulating not based on guilt but on an ethics of care and collaboration.
  • The CIIS community operates as an integral ecosystem to create a holistic and innovative green school that helps the world in its environmental efforts through responsibility and education.
  • The CIIS community can be proud knowing that CIIS is a front-runner institution, playing an active role in elevating ecological consciousness in the wider world through collaborative participation.
  • CIIS students, faculty, and staff integrate ecological consciousness into their education, values, and everyday life. 


  1. Become a certified Green Business
  2. Shift disposable culture
  3. Encourage correct use of triple stream waste system
  4. Promote general education, conversation, & training
  5. Connect food justice with sustainability
  6. Develop and maintain a web presence and community 

Policy Statement

The California Institute of Integral Studies is committed to acting in accordance with ecological, social, and spiritual best practice. The “Green Team” established by this institute is responsible for upholding these values and integrating them within an ecological focus. To this aim, we provide infra-structural mediation across departments and education on climate and ecology to ensure CIIS’s participation with San Francisco’s efforts toward sustainability and carbon neutrality. Our policy is to act from a consciousness that is aligned with wholeness for personal, collective, and global well-being. We strive to consistently incorporate play and activism into an integral ecological accountability by ennobling an embodied connection to Earth.



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