A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.
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Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
Makena Wong and Paloma Sisneros-Lobato were inspired to establish the Food Recovery Network at SCU after researching the organization for a project for their upper-division SLURP class.
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
It only took one student to lead the way for Into the Wild to go from operating out of a student's room to becoming a chartered student organization (CSO). Anderson Barkow '15 was inspired by the Into the Wild vision and will now continue to drive the direction as President.
Anderson Barkow profile
Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, May. 2, 2014
From walking an average of 100 miles a week to caring for the chickens at the Forge Garden, Dr. Suzanne Dancer fully embodies the simple lifestyle and shares her insight.
Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
Some may say she’s passionate, others may say she’s over involved, but if one thing is for sure, Lisa McMonagle demonstrates commitment and drive for sustainable and just food.
Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Gary Vargas, action shot.
Gary Vargas, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor in Facilities, plays an essential role in conserving water on campus, especially with landscaping.
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Profile: Tonya Nilsson
As both a teacher and leader, Tonya Nilsson has been a forerunner in our University’s effort to promote a culture of sustainability on campus and throughout the world.
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
This month marks the Office of Disabilities Resources’ one-year anniversary of going completely paperless. Learn about their process and how they accomplished this operational goal.
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
When the opportunity to be at the Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) arose, it was a dream come true for Thane Kreiner, one that came a bit early, yet fulfilled his desire to work on science and technology purely for social benefit.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
Passion for food justice and sustainability are key components of Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG). Carly and Ruth bring this and more as the Silicon Valley HealthCorps members.
Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
Since Rose Madden became the Forge Organic Garden Manager in November 2012, over 150 events occurred at the Forge--including volunteer workdays, courses using the garden as a living laboratory, department gatherings, and gardening workshops. Get to know Rose Madden, SCU's organic garden manager.
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
One of humanity's greatest impacts with the earth is the relationship with food. Robert "Bob" Lubecky strives to create a more sustainable dining experience for SCU and in the process, is helping to change the way the food industry works.
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
By sharing a vision and taking action towards a healthier, happier, and more sustainable world, these individuals and their collaborative efforts have enhanced SCU's campus culture of sustainability. Join us in congratulating the 2012-13 Sustainability Champion Award recipients!
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
Stephanie Hughes, Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, believes water is one of the most important resource topics of the coming decades. Read about her teaching and research interests and about her experience as a water consultant for Bay Area municipalities.
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
Janice DeMonsi, winner of the Staff Sustainability Champion Award, has worked to reduce energy consumption, water use, & waste production in the Pat Malley Fitness & Recreation Center. Read about how Janice has contributed to the campus culture of sustainability.
Friday, Sep. 14, 2012
What started as a project for a journalism class became one Santa Clara student's online guide to sustainable living for college students. Read more about Mandy Ferreira, '13, and her quest to live more sustainably while sharing her tips on her blog.
Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
Professor of Drawing and Painting Ryan Reynolds has been active in the promotion of sustainability in the arts at SCU. Ryan created "Reduce Reuse Re-imagine" to emphasize the role of arts in developing sustainable communities. Read about this project and about Ryan's efforts to distinguish the importance and impact of the arts in raising awareness of sustainability on campus and in the Santa Clara community.