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Sustainability Update

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

  •  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.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Sep. 14, 2012
    2013 SCU Solar Decathlon team. Photo courtesy of Jay Dubashi.
    Santa Clara University to compete in 2013 Solar Decathlon | Santa Clara ranked 32 in Sierra's list of America’s greenest colleges | Duplex printing available in residence halls | RAFT donation drive a success | Santa Clara engineering students design solar-powered neonatal incubator | Buck’et Composting: The residence hall compost pilot program | Sun Come Up Screening
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Sep. 14, 2012
    All residence halls at Santa Clara now have duplex printing, which will minimize waste and help residents save on printing expenses.
  •  Take Action

    Friday, Sep. 14, 2012
    Photo courtesy of The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to sustainable living. REDUCE: take the Bronco Hoofprint calculator | REUSE: plastic bag containers in residence halls | RECYCLE: cardboard boxes when moving | RESPECT: get involved with a sustainable organization on campus
  •  Subscribe

    Friday, Sep. 14, 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.
  •  Food and Agribusiness Institute brings "Hunger Games" to SCU

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    The Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) is raising awareness of global hunger issues. FAI brought its own version of the Hunger Games to SCU last spring to engage students, faculty, and staff with issues of hunger and malnutrition. Read about this event and the 5th Annual Hunger Issues Forum, set to take place September 28.
  •  Chris Bacon: Reducing seasonal hunger, food insecurity; food justice research in Nicaragua

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    Assistant Professor Chris Bacon of the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences has been conducting research on sustainable food systems and food justice in Nicaragua during the past several summers. Read about how he is working to combat food insecurity and issues of food injustice and hear his advice for creating a more sustainable global food system, which is a critical part of a more ecologically, environmentally, and socially just world.
  •  News and Events

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    Sustainability Champion Awards | New online resource: Self-Guided Sustainability Tour | SCU serves as hub for transport to AASHE conference | Special group solar discount program | Malley waste characterization | Campus donation drive for office supplies | Santa Clara Valley Green Gardner
  •  Did you Know?

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    Dining Services by Bon Appetit is working with the Real Food Challenge this summer to evaluate how to improve the availability of "real" food on campus.
  •  Take Action

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to food. REDUCE: eat locally with Harvest of the Month | REUSE: get creative with leftovers | RECYCLE: start composting at home | RESPECT: become a WWOOFer
  •  Subscribe

    Wednesday, Aug. 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.
  •  What's in our water: bottled, tap, and reclaimed

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    Bottled water is advertised as the cleaner and healthier choice for drinking water, but the truth is that bottled water is usually the same quality as the water coming out of your tap. Unlike tap water, however, bottled water poses health risks and is also extremely wasteful. Read more about Santa Clara University's efforts to promote reusable drinking water and to implement recycled water on campus.
  •  Measuring snowmelt, water quality; advocate of water-wise decisions

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    Iris Stewart-Frey is an Assistant Professor and water specialist at SCU's Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences. She attributes her love of water to her German roots and is currently researching the impacts of climate change on water flow and quality in California. Read more about her unique upbringing, her teaching and research interests, and her advice for conserving water.
  •  News and Events

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    New electric vehicle charging stations at SCU | Laughlin Barker and Tim Carlson win Lucky Hinkle Award | SCU students compete in Max Tech and Beyond | Santa Clara County restricts polystyrene | Campus donation drive for office supplies
  •  Did you Know?

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    In California, water demand is highest in the south of the state while the water supply is primarily in the north. Meeting California's water demands is a very energy-intensive endeavor.
 

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