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Faces of Sustainability

Jesse Bernal: Turning the Tables on Inequality
Jesse Bernal: Turning the Tables on Inequality

Jesse Bernal shares about the new Office of Diversity and Inclusion and illustrates how diversity and inclusion are related to sustainability.

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.

Anderson Barkow, '15 continues the Wild tradition
Anderson Barkow, '15 continues the Wild tradition

It only took one student to lead the way for Into the Wild to go from operating out of a student's room to becoming a chartered student organization (CSO). Anderson Barkow '15 was inspired by the Into the Wild vision and will now continue to drive the direction as President.

Millie Kenney: driving change to improve our commutes
Millie Kenney: driving change to improve our commutes

Everyday, hundreds of people travel to and from campus. Millicent Kenney, SCU's Transportation Services Manager, oversees the flow and manages programs that can help ease the commute and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Hari Mix: Mountaineer and Environmental Scientist
Hari Mix: Mountaineer and Environmental Scientist

Hari Mix, the newest member of the Environmental Studies and Sciences faculty, loves mountains. Climbing mountains, studying mountains, and protecting mountains.

Adam Irino: Helping Sustainable Lifestyles
Adam Irino: Helping Sustainable Lifestyles

With passionate motivation and creative solutions, Adam Irino has worked with Athletics and Recreation to make Santa Clara University a more sustainable campus.

Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative & Fellow Sean Roe
Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative & Fellow Sean Roe

The Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative provides students with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on business experience. The goal is that the organizations and businesses that NPI works with learn just as much from Leavey School of Business students as the students learn from the organizations.

Dr. Dancer: The Freedom of a Simple Life
Dr. Dancer: The Freedom of a Simple Life

From walking an average of 100 miles a week to caring for the chickens at the Forge Garden, Dr. Suzanne Dancer fully embodies the simple lifestyle and shares her insight.

Lisa McMonagle: Personal Commitment to Food Justice
Lisa McMonagle: Personal Commitment to Food Justice

Some may say she’s passionate, others may say she’s over involved, but if one thing is for sure, Lisa McMonagle demonstrates commitment and drive for sustainable and just food.

Gary Vargas, Facilities: Water-Saving Strategist
Gary Vargas, Facilities: Water-Saving Strategist

Gary Vargas, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor in Facilities, plays an essential role in conserving water on campus, especially with landscaping.

Tonya Nilsson: Engineering a Better Future
Tonya Nilsson: Engineering a Better Future

As both a teacher and leader, Tonya Nilsson has been a forerunner in our University’s effort to promote a culture of sustainability on campus and throughout the world.

A paperless office: Disabilities Resources
A paperless office: Disabilities Resources

This month marks the Office of Disabilities Resources’ one-year anniversary of going completely paperless. Learn about their process and how they accomplished this operational goal.

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Center for Sustainability
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Santa Clara, CA 95053 sustainability@scu.edu