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News & Events at SCU related to sustainability. Displayed on the homepage.

  •  Energy Challenge 2013

    Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
    The 4th annual Residence Energy Challenge takes place the entire month of February. Students in the top-conserving building and those in the building with the most enthusiasm for energy conservation will win! Show your enthusiasm: post on the Sustainability at SCU Facebook page, mention @sustainablescu on Twitter, and tag #sustainablescu in Instagram.
  •  2013 Energy Challenge: Zero-Power Hour

    Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013
    Celebrate the first week of the Energy Challenge with your RLC by powering down, turning off, and unplugging as many lights, appliances, and devices in your building as possible. Look for more info from your RLCA rep and CFs, as there will be a special zero-power event in each RLC! Getting your whole community to participate will help get your RLC a head start in the Energy Challenge with more energy savings and enthusiasm points!
  •  Make a resolution for a sustainable 2013

    Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

    While world leaders work to hammer out global solutions to climate change, there are many ways individuals can make sustainability a personal New Year's resolution in 2013. Sustainability requires us to more closely examine our relationship with the environment as well as with others around us. Here are five simple resolutions you can make to help the planet and save you money and time.

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  •  Faculty/Staff: Tell us about your involvement with on-campus sustainability

    Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
    Please complete a 3-minute survey for us. The Office of Sustainability is conducting an inventory of sustainability-related curriculum, research, and co-curricular programs. Results will be used for internal metrics as well as reporting to public rating systems like Princeton Review, Sierra Club, and STARS.
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  •  Sustainability Update: January 2013. So fresh, so clean, so sustainable in 2013

    Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
    Energy-clean 2013: Smart microgrid and renewable energy on campus | New Forge Garden Manager looks to expand production, enhance education | News and events in January | New Environmental Studies and Sciences course on water resources | Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to New Year's resolutions.
  •  New Faculty/Staff Program: Workplace Sustainability Liaisons

    Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012
    This program empowers SCU employees to engage their peers in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among faculty and staff & to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs. Applications now accepted for the 2012-13 academic year!
    Conference Room image by Free Range Stock.
  •  Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) is offering environmental education internships

    Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012
    Two interns will join the garden education crew for a quarter to develop and implement an outreach project for SCU's campus and to assist in teaching garden-based curriculum at several school gardens in the Silicon Valley Area, including Gardner Academy, Washington Elementary, and the Alma Community Center. Apply now!
    hands with vegetables and gardening tools. Illustration by Cara Uy.
  •  Sustainability Update: December 2012. Winter Wellness

    Monday, Dec. 3, 2012
    photo by office of sustainability.
    Students compost in residence halls through compost pilot program | Campus Recreation Director reduces energy consumption and waste in athletic facilities | News and events in December | World AIDS Day event hosted at Locatelli Student Activities Center | Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle & respect, related to holiday gift-giving.
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