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

  •  Team California Begins Construction on the 2009 Solar Decathlon House

    Friday, Mar. 27, 2009
    Tool belts and hard hats have replaced the backpacks and the laptops of some students at Santa Clara University and California College of Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, as they began construction on a solar-powered house for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon.
  •  Green Building for Ghana

    Monday, Mar. 16, 2009

    Three senior civil engineering students experienced a Christmas break unlike any other they had ever known when they traveled to Africa to help members of Gambibgo, a rural village in Ghana, begin the process of building sustainable housing.

    Read their story in Horizons in Engineering, the newsletter of the School of Engineering.

  •  Sustainability Update, March 2009

    Friday, Mar. 13, 2009

    Program Highlight
    Behind the Scenes: Exploring the Costume Shop with Joanne Martin

    News & Events
    Internship opportunity: Be the next SCU Recycling Intern!
    Opportunity for student voices to be published
    Movie night: Erin Brockovich
    Let's go play outside!
    6th Annual Celebration of California Native Plants at Ulistac
    Earth Day prayer service

    Sustainability Profile 
    Joe Sugg, Assistant Vice President, University Operations

    What Can I Do?
    Sustainable Spring Break Travel
    Reduce: Energy consumption while on vacation
    Reuse: Pack smart
    Recycle: Does your hotel recycle?
    Respect: Learn about your destination's local community

  •  Now hiring: student recycling intern

    Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009

    Students can now apply to be SCU's Recycling Intern.

    This position is through Facilities Recycling and Waste, and works closely with the office of Sustainability. The intern will be the recycling and waste management expert on campus, responsible for communicating instructional and educational information to the campus community. Other tasks for this intern include maintaining current activities and programs that promote proper waste disposal on campus, designing new programs, and advancing the University's efforts to divert waste.

    Anyone who either has a familiarity with (or willingness to learn about) concepts associated with conservation, recycling, waste management and sustainability are welcome to apply. Desirable skills include experience communicating with a variety of people, ability to conduct research, and experience with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and photo editing software.

    Interested students can find a formal job description on BroncoLink, and Facebook groups "scu recycles" and "SCUSSC." 

    Application deadline: March 29, 2009.

    Questions should be directed to

    For more information, please visit BroncoLink or the on-campus job postings.

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