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"Students Leading For Sustainability" September Sustainability Update

Friday, Sep. 9, 2011

The Sustainability Update for September 2011: Students Leading for Sustainability.

Student DiscussionProject Highlight: Student Organizations Collaborate for Sustainability
When Santa Clara students decide to make a difference, the results can be quite impressive. With dozens of registered student clubs and organizations (RSOs) and many more informal movements, undergraduates have created lasting and meaningful impacts on campus life. One area in which students have taken a particular interest is sustainability.

Profile: Associated Student Government Leadership
With Courtney Seymour and Lindsay Gray, both seniors, at the helm of Associated Student Government, the 2011-2012 school year promises to be an active one. Seymour and Gray, who ran on a platform of "safety, school spirit, and sustainability", are passionate about seeing their ideas put into action.

Campus Maps Show Water Filling Stations, Compost Bins, and more! Filling your reusable water bottle just got a little easier! Water fountains and goose-neck fillers (which allow you to fill a water bottle while holding it upright) are identified on one campus map, called "Water Filling Stations". ALSO THIS MONTH: Sustainability and Catholic Higher Education: A Toolkit for Mission Integration | Learn about and help plan for rapid transit along El Camino Real

The Hunger Issues Forum is a one-day event for current (and aspiring) Hunger-Free Community Organizers. It will address food access, healthy eating and highlight trends such as hunger among families, children and seniors. The Forum is designed to spark conversation and action to strengthen our community's safety net. Learn about emerging trends in local hunger through the 2010 Hunger Index from Drew Starbird, Ph.D., Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. If you are passionate about closing the meal gap, this is the place for you.

What Can I Do?:
This month's "What Can I Do?" examines ways to make those move-in purchases more sustainable. Reduce what you buy | Reuse items | Recycle properly by learning the rules | Respect: support fair labor

Did you know:
The SCU Classifieds are a way to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle right here on campus.

Read the Sustainability Update.

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