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

  •  Cassidy: Santa Clara University's tiny wastebaskets hold the keys to innovation

    Tuesday, Jul. 3, 2012
    "...the smallest garbage can I'd ever seen. A tiny rectangular plastic container, the size of a large Tupperware for leftovers, that clips on the side of a recycling bin as big as a standard wastebasket. They've been installed in nearly all offices at Santa Clara University as a way to encourage professors and other employees to send less to the dump and more to recyclers."
  •  Sustainability Update: July 2012. What are you drinking?

    Monday, Jul. 2, 2012
    What's in our water: bottled, tap, reclaimed | Iris Stewart-Frey measures snowmelt, water quality; advocates for water-wise decisions | | News and events in July | Water demand in CA is energy-intensive | Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to water
  •  Waste Diversion during end-of-year move out

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    11,645 lbs: the weight of items Santa Clara University donated to Hope Services during Move Out! That's over 4 lbs of donations per campus resident! Thanks for ensuring items get reused, reducing waste sent to the landfill, and especially for helping a great org!
  •  Sustainability Update: June 2012. Ryan Reynolds: Reduce, Reuse, Re-imagine

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    Ryan Reynolds. Photo credit: Ryan Reynolds
    Students, employees swap clothing; donate to local organizations | Ryan Reynolds re-imagines waste through art | News and events in June | SCU's classifieds website: post ads for events, jobs, items for sale, housing and more | Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to summer cleaning
  •  SCU Featured in "The Princeton Review's Guide To 322 Green Colleges"

    Friday, May. 11, 2012
    graduation caps and scrolls. Photo courtesy of Stock.XCHNG (
    For the third year in a row, SCU was noted as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada. The guide recognized SCU for offering sustainability-related courses in 26 departments, for its degree offerings, for winning third place in both 2007 and 2009 Solar Decathlons, and for its myriad projects and experiential learning opportunities centered on environmental sustainability and justice.
  •  Submit nominations for Sustainability Champions!

    Monday, May. 7, 2012
    Award Badge. Image courtesy of Stock.XCHNG (
    The Sustainability Champion Awards are designed to recognize individuals at SCU who go out of their way to develop a culture of sustainability. Individuals are nominated (by self-nomination or nomination by another) with a short description of why they should receive the award. Nomination are due on May 15th.
  •  Swap for Good | May 7-14

    Monday, May. 7, 2012
    The Swap for Good is a clothing exchange. Donate clothes you may not want anymore this week and volunteers will sort everybody’s donations (students, staff, and faculty) over weekend. Shop/Swap for items on Monday. Take some time to start looking through your closet (and maybe your kids’ if you are a parent) and sort things that you haven’t worn in about six months...or longer.
  •  Sustainability Update: May 2012 | The Great Outdoors

    Monday, May. 7, 2012
    Read about a new class where students will Walk Across California | Learn about Andrew Noonan's goals for Into the Wild | News and Events in May | Did you Know? Plant sale at the Forge | Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect related to the great outdoors.
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