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

  •  Society of Women Engineers helps high school girls achieve full potential as leaders, engineers

    Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
    Nearly 55 percent of college undergraduates are women, but they account for only 20 percent of all engineering students in the United States. Santa Clara University's chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is working to engage more women in the field of engineering in their academic and professional lives. Read about SCU's chapter and the work they have been doing on campus and in the Santa Clara community.
  •  Ecofeminism professor models the way for pursuing personal and professional sustainability

    Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
    Professor Sherry Booth, a champion on campus for sustainability and feminism, teaches the only ecofeminism course at SCU. She is also an advisor to the Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Program (SLURP) and a member of the University Sustainability Council. Read about Sherry's classes and hear her advice for women who want to pursue sustainability in their lives and careers.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
    Loyola RLC wins Energy Challenge
    Catalan Family Farm delivers produce boxes to campus
    Seniors: Sign the Grad Pledge
    B.U.G. Elementary School Garden Workday
    E-waste drive with Green Mouse Recycling
    Earth Day Festival Planning Committee
    International Zero Waste Week
    Earth Hour
    The Forge Showcase
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
    Santa Clara University runs a program for social enterprise collaboration called the Global Social Benefit Incubator in the Center for Science, Technology, and Society. Read about this world renowned program and how it helps to empower women in developing countries.
  •  Take Action

    Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
    Clovers. Photo from Pixabay
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to a sustainable St. Patrick's Day. REDUCE: the number of bottles you buy | REUSE: your old St. Patrick's Day decorations | RECYCLE: all your bottles, cans, and red solo cups | RESPECT: learn about the Feast of St. Patrick.
  •  "SCU Unplugged" kicks off the Energy Challenge

    Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
    We are in the midst of the 4th annual Residence Energy Challenge, taking place in February. The Challenge kicked off with "SCU Unplugged," featuring Supertonic, The JurassiC, & The Vanities. Show your enthusiasm: post on the Sustainability at SCU Facebook page, mention @sustainablescu on Twitter, and tag #sustainablescu in Instagram. Read about the event & get ready for the month-long Energy Challenge!
  •  SCU Solar Decathlon faculty advisor inspires students; leads the way in 2013

    Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
    Tim Hight, Ph.D., has been the faculty project manager for all of SCU's Solar Decathlon projects. He has seen the project grow into one of SCU's areas of distinction, as the University has placed 3rd in its past two competitions. Read more about Dr. Hight's experience with the team and about the Solar Decathlon's impact on SCU.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
    Catalan Family Farm delivers produce boxes to campus | Sustainability Panel | The Legal Issues of Cleantech Finance | Zero-Power Hour | National Engineers Week | The Evolution of Green: Environmental Activism in the Santa Clara Valley
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
    Did you know: SCU’s electricity use per square foot has decreased 16 percent since 2008. Read more facts about Santa Clara's energy usage and progress toward our climate neutrality goal at the end of 2015.
  •  Take Action

    Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to energy conservation. REDUCE: buy Energy Star appliances to reduce energy consumption | REUSE: try reusable or refillable pens instead of throwing them away | RECYCLE: use rechargable batteries and make sure to recycle them properly | RESPECT: make sure to respect the environment by recycling your e-waste.
  •  Energy-clean 2013: Smart microgrid and renewable energy on campus

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    With the 4th Annual Energy Challenge just around the corner, students should start thinking consciously about energy use on campus. Read about SCU's new smart microgrid project, its renewable energy sources on campus, and about Proposition 39, which adds clean energy jobs to California's economy.
  •  New Forge Garden Manager looks to expand production, enhance education

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    The Forge Garden recently hired a new Organic Garden Manager. Rose Madden, an SCU alumna, has big plans for increasing fruit and vegetable production at The Forge and for enhancing the garden's educational component. Read more about Rose and her plans for expanding SCU's own community garden.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    Apply to the Workplace Sustainability Liaison program | SCU Sustainability Intern writes article on plastic bag ban for Sierra Club newsletter | The Princess Project is seeking donations | Volunteer hours at The Forge are expanding | B.U.G. Presents: Forge Garden Movie Night | The Evolution of Green: Environmental Activism in the Santa Clara Valley | Forge Garden Worshop: Winter Gardening 101
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department is offering a new course this quarter on water resources. ENVS 160: Water Resources is being taught by Professor Iris Stewart-Frey. Read more about the topics and components of the class.
  •  Take Action

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to New Year's resolutions. REDUCE: your junk mail with Catalog Choice | REUSE: Take advantage of the EcoTray program | RECYCLE: unwanted items using Craigslist | RESPECT: make at least one homemade meal per week.
  •  Students compost in residence halls through compost pail pilot program

    Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
    The Office of Sustainability, in coordination with the Housing Office, launched a residence hall compost pail program to give 128 residents their own free compost pail for in-room use. Read about the pilot program and how it has expanded SCU's initial composting efforts in 2009.
  •  Campus Recreation Director reduces energy consumption and waste in athletic facilities

    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.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
    Economics professor publishes California gardening book | Sustainability intern featured in Athletics waste diversion video | New Workplace Sustainability Liaison program for SCU employees | Family Giving Tree accepting donations at SCU | Home Safe Holiday Party
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
    World AIDS Day was hosted at the Locatelli Student Activities Center on December 1st and featured both student groups and organizations in the community. Read more about the importance of this event.
  •  Take Action

    Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to holiday gift-giving. REDUCE: your use of gift wrapping this holiday season | REUSE: old wrapping materials for your presents this year | RECYCLE: your gift packages and home decorations | RESPECT: the earth's natural resources during the holiday season.
 

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