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  •  Sustainability Update, November 2008

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

    Go back to high school!

    Read this month's Sustainability Update

    In this issue:
    Green Highlight
    Join the Solar Decathlon's Outreach Team and go back to high school!

    Holiday Food & Fund Drive 2008
    SCU Student Sustainability Convergence
    Beth Tellman receives honorable mention for sustainability leadership
    Campus Ministry's Matt Smith wins Green Lifestyle Award
    Shade and Save with Our City Forest!

    CIE Global Entrepreneurship Week - Social Entrepreneurship Brown Bag Lunch
    Emerging Topics in Engineering - Photovoltaic Technology
    Eco-Friendly Holiday Workshop
    Santa Clarans for Social Justice Meeting

    What Can I Do?
    Reduce: Eat local
    Reuse: Use reusable dishware
    Recycle: Eat the pie... recycle the pie pan!
    Respect: Support your local economy

    Read this month's Sustainability Update

  •  Campus Ministry's Matt Smith wins Green Lifestyle Award

    Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008

    The South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA) recently announced the selection of its first annual “Green Lifestyle Contest” winners. Three winners were selected for their efforts of consistently bringing environmental values to their daily lives. The winners are Emily Johnston and Matt Smith of Menlo Park, Jason Bade of Foster City, and Kim Hartman of San Carlos.

    Matt and Emily received a $100 gift certificate to a favorite local restaurant that participates in the business composting program, as well as a feature in the SBWMA’s quarterly newsletter, the “rethinker.”

    Emily Johnston and Matt Smith produce only one small bag of garbage each week. They also use a worm composting bin, reusable shopping bags, recycle their water, shop locally and hang clothes to dry, among other actions, to reduce their impact on the environment.

    The “Green Lifestyle Contest” was announced in the summer issue of the “rethinker” as a way to highlight and promote what residents in the area are doing to reduce, reuse, and recycle their waste, and other actions that reduce their own carbon footprint. The contest was open to all residents in the SBWMA service area in San Mateo County.

    For more information on the SBWMA, please visit our website at

    Congratulations Matt!

  •  Seniors team up to create Bronco Bikes

    Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008

    The Santa Clara
    November 13, 2008. Student-run bike sharing program to provide cheap rentals.

    Read the article.

  •  Beth Tellman, SCU senior, receives honorable mention for her sustainability leadership

    Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008

    Beth Tellman was selected has an Honorable Mention in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) 2008 Student Sustainability Achievement Awards program. The judges chose Tellman among a very competitive pool of applicants because they were especially impressed with her strong focus on the social dimensions of sustainability. AASHE is excited about the success she achieved through her persistence and they hope that other students can learn from and follow the wonderful example she has provided.

    As an Honorable Mention, she received a certificate and was included in an article about all of the award winners in the October issue of Sustainability: the Journal of Record.

    Brief summaries of the campus and student sustainability leadership award winners can be found in Sustainability: the Journal of Record.  In addition, the full submissions for each award program (including the winning submissions) can be found at the following links:

    About AASHE

    AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. It was founded in 2006 with a mission to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education - from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach - through education, communication, research and professional development.

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