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Responsible Consumerism

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The Center for Sustainability practices responsible consumerism and assists the University in improving its impacts on the local and global community associated with procurement (extraction, production, distribution, consumption, and disposal). Example metrics include local/organic/sustainable food procurement rates, sustainable purchasing policies, and waste diversion rates.

Sustainable Purchasing Guide (for purchasing card holders) coming soon!

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Lending Library: Save Money, Build Community
Lending Library: Save Money, Build Community

The presence of this online platform for sharing items allows for more efficient use of resources between SCU organizations and departments.

Bronco Trends: Reusables on the Rise
Bronco Trends: Reusables on the Rise

Responsible consumerism is more than being conscious about what we buy--it's about deciding if we need to buy new things in the first place. SCU is taking the lead in utilizing reusable products and reducing single-use items.

Makena & Paloma: SCU's Food Shared, Not Wasted
Makena & Paloma: SCU's Food Shared, Not Wasted

Makena Wong and Paloma Sisneros-Lobato were inspired to establish the Food Recovery Network at SCU after researching the organization for a project for their upper-division SLURP class.

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Center for Sustainability
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053 sustainability@scu.edu