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

  •  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.
  •  Subscribe

    Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
    Future Sustainability Updates will continue to be distributed to SCU students, faculty, and staff through non-Essential SCU Global E-Mail Distribution Lists. If you are not a student, faculty, or staff member at SCU (or are part of the SCU community, but not on the non-Essential lists) and wish to receive future Sustainability Updates, please join our Sustainability at SCU e-mail list.
  •  SCU collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability

    Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
    Students and staff from the Office of Sustainability and Campus Recreation attended and presented at the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference last month. After three full days of workshops, sessions, guest lecturers, and keynote speakers, the SCU representatives were excited to return to campus, inspired with many new project ideas.
  •  Contemplative leadership in the Business School

    Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
    Now in his sixth year at Santa Clara, and his fourth as a lecturer in the business school, Bill facilitates a program called Contemplative Leadership and Sustainability Program (CLASP) for students in the business school interested in exploring sustainability. “Sustainability is included in our mission to educate students,” Bill explains, “And sustainability is about justice in that it implies ‘right relationships’ in our decision making.”
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
    SCU listed in top 20 colleges and universities for EPA green power purchasing | Environmental Ethics Fellows named | “Green Business” Guru Joel Makower to Speak at SCU | The Business of Smoothies | Screening of “The First 70” | STACK workshop: wreath-making
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
    The Office of Sustainability is offering monthly workshops as part of its Sustainable Tips: After College Knowledge (STACK) program. Come to a workshop to learn how to live more sustainably, now and after graduation.
  •  Take Action

    Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to leadership and collaboration. REDUCE: printing costs and paper waste | REUSE: old tabling supplies | RECYCLE: electronic waste | RESPECT: the earth's natural resources during the holiday season.
  •  Subscribe

    Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
    Future Sustainability Updates will continue to be distributed to SCU students, faculty, and staff through non-Essential SCU Global E-Mail Distribution Lists. If you are not a student, faculty, or staff member at SCU (or are part of the SCU community, but not on the non-Essential lists) and wish to receive future Sustainability Updates, please join our Sustainability at SCU e-mail list.
  •  SCU Solar Decathlon team back in competition; aims to win in 2013

    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
    After finishing third overall in the 2007 and 2009 Solar Decathlons, SCU will compete again this year in the competition, which will be held in Southern California in October, 2013. Read about SCU's history in the competition, including its 2007 and 2009 houses, and about how the team plans to win big in 2013.
  •  Engineering students visit Honduras; plan water distribution project

    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
    Six SCU undergraduate engineering students from SCU's chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled with their professor to a rural community in Honduras last September to begin the initial surveying process for a potable water distribution system. Read about the project and how it will enable people living in the community to access clean water while empowering them to improve their quality of life.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
    SCU School of Engineering reduces plastic water bottle consumption | 2013 Baja Study Abroad Information Session | Soda’s Demise: The Sweetened Beverage Tax | Campus Sustainability Week Fair | Volleyball Green Game | To Label or Not to Label GE Foods: Prop. 37
  •  Did you Know?

    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
    The Office of Sustainability has moved to a new home! Read more about our new location, the Office's new Sustainability Coordinator position, and more about how to get involved with sustainability at SCU this year.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to house parties and Halloween. REDUCE: landfill waste by cutting back on candy wrappers | REUSE: old Halloween costumes | RECYCLE: red cups, corks, bottles, and cans | RESPECT: buy your pumpkins locally.
  •  Subscribe

    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
    Future Sustainability Updates will continue to be distributed to SCU students, faculty, and staff through non-Essential SCU Global E-Mail Distribution Lists. If you are not a student, faculty, or staff member at SCU (or are part of the SCU community, but not on the non-Essential lists) and wish to receive future Sustainability Updates, please join our Sustainability at SCU e-mail list.
  •  New Graham residence hall set to achieve LEED Gold certification

    Friday, Sep. 14, 2012
    After its completion this September, the new Graham residence hall is set to achieve a US Green Building Council LEED Gold certification in sustainable design. Read about Graham's sustainable features and how LEED Gold certification is quickly becoming the standard for new buildings on campus.
  •  One student's quest to live more sustainably

    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.
 

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