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

  •  Another great year for sustainability at SCU

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    The Center for Sustainability finishes the academic year with an awards celebration for 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, 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
    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
  •  Campus Heritage: Citizen Science and Public Archaeology

    Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015
    A three-year excavation on SCU campus grounds yields the richest collection to date from any mission excavation in California, and anyone can get involved in preserving its legacy in Santa Cruz this summer.
    Franklin Excavation. Photo courtesy of Linda Hylkema.
  •  Being Healthy - Easy as P-H-E

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    The Peer Health Educators, a student program of our campus' Wellness Center, are a vital resource at SCU, and contribute to creating a culture of sustainability through their promotion of health & well-being.
  •  Ethan Hayden: EMT & Outdoor Extraordinaire

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    Ethan Hayden, class of ‘17, pursues a degree in Environmental Science while balancing a life as an EMT to achieve his dreams of fostering a healthy community wherever he may be.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    SF Chronicle Op-Ed | Waste Characterization | Safe Space Training | Summer Garden Plant Sale and Planting Workshops | Swap for Good | Drag Show | Sustainability Champion Nominations | Sustainability Internship Applications | Thriving Neighbors Research Report | Beekeeping Workshop
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    The Educated Partier program aims to foster a healthy and sustainable environment for students off-campus in cooperation with the Office of Student Life, the Associated Student Government, and the Santa Clara Police Department.
  •  Take Action: De-stressing

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    Tips on how to de-stress on campus in an unlikely place. REDUCE your anxiety.REUSE your social media time for mediation time. RECYCLE your stressful breaths into mindful ones. RESPECT yourself, your body, and your mind.
  •  Fresh from the Forge: The Truth about Dirt

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    There's more to the widely-known fact that being outside is good for you; the secrets lie in the dirt! Forge for happiness in your own backyard or at a local garden!
 

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