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In a webinar sponsored by Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) which was hosted by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Janice DeMonsi, Director of Recreation was one of four presenters on sustainability projects in student affairs. She spoke about the Hoofprint Challenge for 2013-2014 and the challenge to offset the club sport carbon emissions. The webinar was titled Student Affairs Stories of Sustainability Resources to Engage Students and Remove Silos to listen and view the presentation here.

As of March 2014, we have turned in over 38 pairs of shoes to our Terracycle Paired Shoes brigade and over 4,000 energy bar wrappers!

In December 2013, we joined the Green Sports Alliance. Dan Coonan, the Director of Athletics and Recreation, said, "We are excited to be a member of the Green Sports Alliance and be able to use their network of resources to help us continue to educate our student athletes, department staff, recreational facility users and Bronco fans." The Green Sports Alliance will also be hosting a summit at Santa Clara summer of 2014. For information, click here:

November 6, 2013, Janice DeMonsi presented at the NIRSA Region VI conference in Los Angeles, California Sustainability Not Just Recycling 101. This presentation covered the marketing posters, and infographics throughout the Malley Center; the three Waste Characterizations Campus Recreation has done to date; and the current Hoofprint Challenge project. To see the powerpoint of this presentation click here.

Santa Clara Campus Recreation was featured in Natural Resource Defense Council Collegiate Game Changers Report for 2013. We are delighted that are case study was selected to be featured as one of the snapshots of what universities are doing to green their athletic and recreation facilities. To view the PDF - see their website at NRDC. SCU is featured on page 84 of this years report.

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Campus Recreation was named Sustainability Champions for 2012- 2013!  Congratulations to this hard working team on trying to make Santa Clara a  more sustainable campus. For more information about what Campus Recreation did to receive this award visit the Center for Sustainability website. Pictured below Bismah A., Sara A., DeMonsi, Adam I., and Brian K. 

Sustainability Champions (group) 2013

Janice DeMonsi, Director of Recreation, was selected as the Staff Sustainability Champion for 2011-2012. Pictured below with DeMonsi, the Director of Sustainability Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Atheltics and Recreation Intern, Megan Anders,  

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In March 2012, Janice DeMonsi, Todd Hammonds, Doug Ewing & Rich  Mylin presented at the NIRSA Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida. Their  presentation was titled: Zero Waste by 2020: What Can I Do? Zero waste is an achievable goal for campus recreation programs across the country. Learn what YOU can do to make this happen on your campus, and see what other campuses are doing to accomplish this goal. Check out  the presentation here.

The Director of Recreation was featured in Office of Sustainability's Sustainability Update for the December 2012 edition. To read the article click here.


Malley Staff Volunteers at the Forge

Campus Recreation staff from Malley and volunteers visited the Forge  Garden Friday, May 10, to help plant and clean up the garden. For information about the Forge, click here.

New Waste Cube Labels

Winter Quarter 2013 after our first two waste characterizations the Office of Sustainability helped us to create new labels for the waste bins - keeping in mind the items we found in the landfill waste during the sort.