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A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.

  •  Walk the Way: Forming a Pilgrimage Immersion

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    SCU faculty & staff journey across Spain in the pilot of a Camino de Santiago immersion trip.
    Entering Portomarin - Camino de Santiago. Photo courtesy of Cara K. Uy.
  •  David Wick's advice on international travel

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    Dr. David Wick, Director of SCU Study Abroad, provides insight on creating a sustainable lifestyle through travel.
    David Wick, Prince William Sound- kayak close-up
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    Sustainable Wanderlust Wednesdays | Forge Farm Stand | Summer Archaeology Program | California’s Water Crisis: Learn from Israel & Take Action | California Climate Change Symposium 2015: Using Climate Science to Plan for a Resilient Future
    Climate Resolve Logo. California Climate Change Symposium 2015.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    Want to read a book written by one of our SCU faculty? Looking to learn more about sustainability? Check out this list of sustainability-related books written by SCU Faculty for some great summer reads!
    Faculty Authored Books. Photo courtesy of Erin Murphy.
  •  Take Action: Air Travel

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    Sustainable summer fun is much closer than you think! REDUCE: air mileage | REUSE: time for hobbies | RECYCLE: bookstore support | RESPECT: our collective health
    Airplane with contrail
  •  Fresh from the Forge: Enjoying Your Garden

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    With all the hard work you put into your garden, do not forget to enjoy it this summer!
    People in Garden. Photo courtesy of Allison Carmody.
  •  Campus Heritage: Temporary Travels to Tribelets

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    Evidence from campus excavations indicate hints of Ohlone population travel and leisure.
    Painting of Hand Game. Photo courtesy of SCU Cultural Resources.
  •  Another great year for sustainability at SCU

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    The Center for Sustainability finished the academic year with an awards celebration for sustainability liaisons and Sustainability Champions, and a garden party filled with games and bike-powered music.
    Sustainability Celebration 2015 audience
  •  Lauren McCutcheon: Building Sustainable Communities at Home

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    As the founder of CITRUS House and SCU alumna class of 2003, Lauren is dedicated to teaching people how to build a more sustainable lifestyle and, consequently, a friendlier neighborhood.
  •  News and Events

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Sustainable Wanderlust Wednesdays | Forge Farm Stand | Summer Archaeology Program
    #wanderlustwednesday: Water Polo Cap and Mission Sustainable
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Hosting an event using Mission Catering by Bon Appetit allows you to plan a sustainable & delicious on-campus event!
    Mission Catering by Bon Appetit, sample food table
  •  Take Action: Hosting a "green" party

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to hosting to sustainable summer parties! REDUCE single use containers | REUSE kegs and cups | Look for RECYCLABLE packaging | build community and encourage RESPECT
    Visuals Food Beer, Wikimedia Commons
  •  Fresh from the Forge: Recipes

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Check out some recipes and tips from our very own Sustainability Liaison Network & interns!
    Veggie Baskets
  •  Campus Heritage: The Curse of Tea & Potatoes

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    The land beneath undergraduate residence hall McLaughlin-Walsh reveals the story of the first Hispanic woman to publish a cookbook in order to document and preserve the rich traditions of her family’s cuisine.
    Photo of Encarnacion Pinedo, circa 1870.
  •  Move-Out and Swap 'Til You Drop for Hope Services!

    Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015
    Through the annual Swap For Good and Move-Out, Santa Clara University has partnered with Hope Services to foster a more compassionate community through waste reduction both on and off campus.
  •  Glen Bradley: A Spectrum of Sustainability

    Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015
    Glen Bradley ‘16 aims to “inspire self-love” among his peers, creating the inclusive and welcoming community that is essential to a sustainable society.
  •  News and Events

    Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015
    Volunteer for Move-Out (get gift cards to movies, Chipotle, or Pinkberry!)| New Sustainability Minor | Forge Garden Party | Campus Yard Sale | Ethnic Senior Ceremonies | Safe Space Training
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015
    Human Resources and the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education have partnered to offer workshops to non-profit community partners.
  •  Take Action: Environmental Justice

    Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to promoting environmental justice: REDUCE your energy usage | RECYCLE your electronic waste | RESPECT inclusive campus programs like BLEJIT | REUSE this rhetoric for mindful, socially just and sustainable change.
    Environmental Justice image. Photo courtesy of wikimedia.
  •  Fresh from the Forge: Remediate Food Deserts

    Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015
    Break out of the confines of processed foods and into the world of fresh, economical alternatives!
    Farm Stand Veggies
 

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