Santa Clara University

Center for Sustainability Banner

Sustainability Update

View all items »

 News and Events

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Saturday, Jan. 11th, 10 am-12 pm | The Forge Garden

Learn how to prune your backyard fruit trees. Orchard and tree care specialist, Charlie Key, will discuss and demonstrate pruning basics, winter tree health and care, and more!

Please come prepared to be outside for this workshop (warm layers, sun hat/sunscreen, water bottle, etc).

This is a FREE workshop, open to the public and all ages. Please contact if you have questions.

Garden to Table Spring 2014 Internships
Applications due Wed., Jan. 15th | San Jose, CA

Are you itching for an opportunity to change up the San José food system? Are you the type that likes to get out there and get things done? Garden to Table is excited to announce our Spring 2014 internships, and boy do we have a wide range of options. Positions are open for: Social Media, Education, Neighborhood Fruit Picking, Outreach, Hands-On (Construction/Farm). Visit the site for more details.

Think Outside the Bottle Winter Kick-Off
Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 9am-11 pm | The Williman Room

Interested to learn more about why plastic bottled water is harmful for you and the environment? Stop by the Williman Room in Benson during your lunch break to learn about Think Outside the Bottle SCU! This student-lead, grassroots campaign promotes the use of tap water and encourages the SCU community to use resuable water bottles instead of plastic bottled water. 

Around the Table Photo Gallery on campus!
Jan. 17th-Mar. 16th | The de Saisset Museum

As part of San Jose Museum of Art's community-wide initiative, Around the Table, the de Saisset Museum and the Forge Garden are featuring photographs of the university garden, contributing to the local celebration and exploration of the role that food plays in our lives and community. Visit this website to see other Around the Table partners and festivities surrounding the theme of food, creativity, and community.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Celebrate Dr. King's birthday
Tuesday, January 21st, 12-1 pm | Bannan 135

(Santa Clara Law) Center for Social Justice & Public Service Events presents an opportunity to celebrate Dr. King's birthday with readings from his Letter from Birmingham Jail. Faculty Facilitator: Margalynne Armstrong. Reserve lunch at 408.551.1720 or by Wed., Jan. 15. Co-sponsored by the PI& SJ Coalition.

The Eco-Fashion & Art Show and Kick-off for the Energy Challenge
Thursday, Jan. 30th, Doors open: 7 pm, Show: 7:30 pm | The de Saisset Museum

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainability, Housing Office, & the de Saisset Museum, the annual Eco-Fashion & Art Show is returning to the de Saisset Museum! Also doubling as this year’s Residence Energy Challenge kick-off, the event will educate about the intersections of energy, sustainability and the fashion industry, premiere various designs from employees and students across campus, showcase art professor Ryan Reynold’s “Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine” art exhibition, and offer inspiring, hands-on art activities! Join us for a glamorous, environmentally-aware evening, and bring your friends!

*It’s not too late to design, model, or judge! Please email Claire O. at now!

Tags: Events, News



The Center for Sustainability sends Sustainability Updates to SCU students, faculty, and staff through non-Essential SCU Global E-Mail Distribution Lists. Others are welcome to subscribe to these monthly e-mails using this link.


Read past Sustainability Update articles. Articles are sorted by tags for quick browsing. Visit the archives.

Suggest future content

Have a suggestion for a program or person we should showcase? Want an upcoming event included next month? Please contact the Center for Sustainability with your idea.