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Responsible Consumerism

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 Fall 2014/ Winter 2015.

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Take Action: Natural Resources
Take Action: Natural Resources

Our individual actions collectively can make a difference. REDUCE: paper junk mail to your home. REUSE: an eco-tray. RECYCLE: material into an eco-fashion outfit. RESPECT: our sources of water.

Take Action: While Traveling Abroad
Take Action: While Traveling Abroad

Reduce: consumption
Reuse: products and goods
Recycle: in proper bins
Respect: country's sustainability efforts

Fresh from the Forge Garden
Fresh from the Forge Garden

Looking for local food-related adventures? Check out the Community Alliance for Family Farmers' "Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide!"

Contact Us

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