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

  •  Change Up Your Commute

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Zipcars in parking lot
    The campus offers a variety of transportation programs that enable the community to more easily opt for alternative and sustainable forms of transportation--services like ride or bike-sharing to electric vehicle charging stations.
  •  Millie Kenney: driving change to improve our commutes

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Millie Kenney
    Everyday, hundreds of people travel to and from campus. Millicent Kenney, SCU's Transportation Services Manager, oversees the flow and manages programs that can help ease the commute and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Join the Liaison Network | TerraCycle TV Show | Guadalupe Coastal Cleanup | Calabazas Creek Cleanup | Forge Garden Workshops
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Does your bike need fixing? Tom Wheeler, '16 introduces the new fix-it stations in a 15-second video.
  •  Take Action: Sustainable Transit

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition homepage logo
    REDUCE the amount of driving you do. REUSE vintage bikes. RECYCLE vegetable oil for biofuels. RESPECT the electric car!
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    No need to travel too far to explore something new or exciting! Walk to one or all of our Fall Quarter Workshops at the Forge Garden. New this quarter: mid-week workshops! All events are free, open to the public, and family friendly.
  •  San Francisco to Yosemite: Walking Across California

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Walk Across California, Mt. Diablo Descent. Photo by Analisa Fuentes
    David Popalisky’s visionary class takes its second trek from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, covering over 225 miles on foot.
  •  Hari Mix: Mountaineer and Environmental Scientist

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Hari Mix, Photo courtesy of www.hmix.org
    Hari Mix, the newest member of the Environmental Studies and Sciences faculty, loves mountains. Climbing mountains, studying mountains, and protecting mountains.
  •  News and Events

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Urban Air Market sign. Photo labeled for reuse via Flickr.
    Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-Up Gallery
    Summer Series: The Path to Zero Waste
    Berkeley Farmers' Market 10-year Birthday
    Climate Refugees Documentary Screening
    Water-Wise Gardening Workshop
    Urban Air Market - Dogpatch
    Summer Series: Campus Recreation
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Into the Wild-Locally. Photo courtesy of Into the Wild.
    Into the Wild, SCU's latest Charted Student Organization, takes students on local, off-campus adventures, to learn more about our local community and how to live sustainably.
  •  Take Action: While Traveling Abroad

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    While Studying Abroad. Photo Courtesy of SCU Flickr.
    Reduce: consumption
    Reuse: products and goods
    Recycle: in proper bins
    Respect: country's sustainability efforts
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Buy Fresh Buy Local, Santa Clara Valley
    Looking for local food-related adventures? Check out the Community Alliance for Family Farmers' "Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide!"
  •  Athletics & Recreation Sustainability Initiatives

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Bucky recycling. Photo courtesy of the Center for Sustainability.
    Athletics and Recreation has undertaken numerous projects to integrate sustainability into the lives of all Bronco athletes, fitness lovers, and Malley Center users.
  •  Adam Irino: Helping Sustainable Lifestyles

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    With passionate motivation and creative solutions, Adam Irino has worked with Athletics and Recreation to make Santa Clara University a more sustainable campus.
  •  News and Events

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Summer workshop. Photo by Cara Uy.
    Food Recovery Network Volunteers Needed
    Sustainability Summer Series
    New Forge Garden Summer Hours
    Worm Composting Workshop
    Green Sports Alliance
    Bicycling Film & Discussion
    Family Giving Tree's Backpack Drive
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Santa Clara Athletics and Recreation recently partnered with the Green Sports Alliance, a non-profit network dedicated to improving sustainability in the sports industry.
    Green Sports, Advanced Search Google
  •  Take Action: Bronco Athletes

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Bike drawing. Courtesy of Alex Garcia.
    Reduce: your carbon footprint by biking or walking
    Reuse: the sun as a clothes dryer
    Recycle: infographics as active lifestyle tips for others
    Respect: your body and fuel it with wholesome food
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Spend time in a garden this summer and get a dose of "horticultural therapy."
  •  SCU Awarded Prestigious Business Environmental Award

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Santa Clara University recently received one of the highest 2014 Acterra Business Environmental Awards, the Acterra Award for Sustainability under the Large Organization category. Santa Clara was recognized for its environmental initiatives, social benefits, influence on the business community, and commitment to sustainability.
  •  Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative & Fellow Sean Roe

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Working with a local business Yolanda's Market. Photo courtesy of the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative
    The Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative provides students with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on business experience. The goal is that the organizations and businesses that NPI works with learn just as much from Leavey School of Business students as the students learn from the organizations.
 

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