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Sustainability Summer Series

The Sustainability Summer Series is a chance for SCU employees to learn more about SCU’s sustainability programs. Each session is 1-hour and involves a behind-the-scenes view of a specific campus initiative. Sessions will explore SCU’s waste stream, landscaping/water, housing & residence life, campus recreation, the Forge Garden, dining services, and renewable energy initiatives. Sign up online.

Campus Recreation | Wednesday 7/31, 10-11am

powered by sweat sticker on a cardio machineFind out why Campus Recreation staff were named 2013 Sustainability Champions. You'll learn about their Zero Waste goal, “powered by sweat” program, and their new carbon offset initiative.

Speaker: Janice DeMonsi, Campus Recreation



Energy and Climate | Wednesday, 8/7 10-11am

solar panelsLearn about SCU's energy efficiency programs and our plans for reaching carbon neutrality by the end of 2015. You'll hear about our micro-grid, exterior lighting upgrade, and can get up-close-and personal to our roof-top solar. Please wear comfortable clothes and covered shoes. (Limited capacity, only 4 spaces remain)

Speaker: Joe Sugg, University Operations

 

Waste | Wednesday, 8/14, 10-11am

recycle compost and waste binsWonder where your recycling, compostables, and landfill items go? Tour the Facilities Yard and see how SCU processes 5 tons a day. Participate in a hands-on waste characterization (optional, but encouraged!). Wear covered shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Protective gear provided.

Speaker: Eugenio Ramirez, Facilities

 

Landscaping and Water | Wednesday 8/21, 10-11am

landscapeLearn about water conservation and re-use initiatives on campus. This tour will cover everything from faucets and toilets to urinals and showers! 

We will also explore the pros and cons of recycled water.

Speaker: Greg Davis and Gary Vargas, Facilities

 

Please RSVP

Sign up for one session, or as many as you like!

Register Here

Veggie Box Deliveries from Catalan Family Farms | All Summer

csa delivery boxes. Photo by Office of SustainabilitySign up for Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) at SCU. CSA boxes are delivered every other Tuesday to Varsi Hall. Each box includes a selection of seasonal vegetables that feeds approximately four adults. You can subscribe to receive a box every-other-week or try it only once any time during the summer.

Learn more about the CSA program.
Sign up for a box.

 

 
 
 

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