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Sustainability Update

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

  •  Thane Kreiner: Directing global innovation-based entrepreneurship

    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.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    SCU Hoofprint Challenge
    Wildlife Conservation Day
    December SCOOPS Meeting
    Intern with Silicon Valley Power
    Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive
    Human Rights Day
    Terra Madre Day
    Free Shipping Day
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    What do the white crosses in front of the Mission Church represent? They are a reminder of our close ties to communities in El Salvador.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    Tips to dominate in the Hoofprint Challenge!
    REDUCE: shower time and conserve water
    REUSE: a hot thermal mug for holiday drinks
    RECYCLE: energy bar wrappers and beauty products
    RESPECT: the local community and volunteer an hour at the Forge Garden
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    The Forge Garden is a part of the global urban farming movement.
  •  CITRUS: Intentional Living Off-Campus & Beyond

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Community Initiative To Restore Urban Sustainability (CITRUS), is a cooperative-style and eco-friendly house for SCU students located just a few blocks north of campus. Sustainable living in the house is achieved using a three-pronged approach: responsible resource management, functional design, and community education/outreach.
    CITRUS house
  •  Andy Hernandez, a conscientious consumer for Facilities

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Andy Hernandez
    In addition to lifestyle choices at home, conscious consumerism can occur in the workplace too. Andy Hernandez, Stockroom Leader in the Facilities Department, has incorporated both ethical and responsible purchasing into his work, benefiting the University at large.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Worm Composting Workshop
    Walking on Wednesdays (WOW)
    C2C Fellows Workshop
    Green Festival SF
    CA Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence
    World Kindness Day
    Film Screening of Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey
    America Recycles Day
    Application for Chinese Language iSPOT Training
    Real Food Media Contest
    Pad Yatra trekkers. Photo from Pad Yatra Film Gallery.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Dining Services by Bon Appétit is committed to socially responsible practices and this summer, was recognized by, a youth animal rights group. Read more about Bon Appétit's support for humane animal-welfare.
    Bon Appetit
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Tips on taking action with the help of your smartphone:
    REDUCE: by finding carpool rides & paperless lists
    REUSE: by closet swapping
    RECYCLE: by identifying nearby facilities
    RESPECT: with buycotting
    smartphone app display
  •  Meet the Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) Crew

    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.
  •  Finding the spirituality of sustainability

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    Every day in October, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff, are contemplating the spiritual components of their sustainability behaviors through the Mission Sustainable Challenge.
  •  News and Events

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    "How to Go Green Without Going Broke" Forum
    Walk to End Alzheimer's
    Forge Winter Plant Sale
    Family Day at the de Saisset Museum
    World Food Day
    Green Careers
    Food for Thought: Annie's Inc.
    "A Fierce Green Fire" Free Film Screening
    Campus Sustainability Day Fair
    "Cease and Desist" Film Screening
    "Tapped" Film Screening
    National Food Day
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    Campus Sustainability Day
    Read about a brief history of Campus Sustainability day and the upcoming 11th annual celebration at SCU.
  •  Take Action

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle and respect, related to food.
    REDUCE: meat intake. Try pescatarianism!
    REUSE: leftovers for tomorrow's snack.
    RECYCLE: food packaging.
    RESPECT: business in your backyard.
  •  Get to know your farmer: Rose Madden

    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.
  •  Students encourage accountability; garment workers' rights

    Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
    The Labor Action Committee (LAC), an empowerment group within the Santa Clara Community Action Program (SCCAP), advocates that workers receive their civil rights, are free of discrimination, and are able to organize. LAC’s latest campaign sheds national attention on the garment industry workplace.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
    junk mail
    Stop Junk Mail!
    2013-14 Liaison Sign-ups
    Fall Quarter Garden Volunteer Hours
    Tour de Coop
    Welcome Weekend: Get Organized Fair
    Tomato Tasting & Pumpkin Patch
    Community Health & Wellness Fair
    Personal Food Scrap Pail Info Session
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
    Students from the Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Project (SLURP) work on eliminating plastic bags from campus.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
    clothes rack
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to being more conscientious about clothes and fashion:
    REDUCE: Buy less. Swap/trade more.
    REUSE: Give clothes a second-life or give to someone else.
    RECYCLE: A good excuse to be crafty...with Pinterest.
    RESPECT: Think about the global journey of your clothes.


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