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

  •  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.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    Photo courtesy of The Yummy Life (www.theyummylife.com/)
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to water. REDUCE: simple ways to reduce water use | REUSE: flavor your filtered water | RECYCLE: household hazardous waste | RESPECT: learn about your watershed
  •  Subscribe

    Sunday, Jul. 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.
  •  Ryan Reynolds re-imagines waste through art

    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.
  •  Students, employees swap clothing; donate to local organizations

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    The 2nd Annual Swap for Good took place on May 14, as the Office of Sustainability and SCCAP partnered to create this clothing exchange and donation drive to benefit local organizations in the community. Read about this event, as well as Move Out 2012 to find out how you can make sustainable choices when moving out and can be a part of SCU's waste diversion and community donation efforts.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    2007 Solar Decathlon house moves to the Forge | SCU engineering students compete in hybrid vehicle competition | SCU featured in "The Princeton Review's Guide To 322 Green Colleges" | SCU Community Service day turnout | Santa Clara students win big in Washington, D.C. | Sporting goods donation drive | ESS Seminar Series: California plant invasions: bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners | California Higher Education Sustainability Conference | Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference | Cool California Challenge
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    Santa Clara has a classifieds section where you can post ads for events, jobs, items for sale, housing and more. Using the classifieds is a great way to buy, sell, and share information locally.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    Photo courtesy of Freerange Stock (http://freerangestock.com/index.php)
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to summer cleaning. REDUCE: chemical use; make your cleaning solutions | REUSE: storage and packing materials | RECYCLE: resell items you don't need | RESPECT: create healthy spaces
  •  Subscribe

    Friday, Jun. 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.
  •  Walk Across California

    Friday, May. 4, 2012
    Walk Across California is a new class offered this spring at Santa Clara University that takes students on a 15-day walk across the state from Ocean Beach near San Francisco to Yosemite Valley. Read about the inspiration for the class, the issues students will be learning about and discussing, and how the class creatively combines arts and social justice.
  •  Andrew Noonan, Class of 2014

    Friday, May. 4, 2012
    Into the Wild is a group that gives students who are passionate about the outdoors opportunities to go on hikes, camping trips, and to take part in other adventurous activities. Learn how Andrew Noonan, Class of 2014 and current Into the Wild President got involved, what the club is currently planning, and what he hopes for the club in the future.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, May. 4, 2012
    Casa wins community bikes | Submit Sustainability Champion nominations | Sustainable study abroad tip sheets | Office of Sustainability Hiring Intern for 2012-13 | Recycle handheld devices at Bronco Baseball games | SCU Green Jobs and Career Network | Swap for Good: Donate now through Friday, Shop Monday 5/14 | "Vincent Who?" discussion with director Curtis Chin | Screening of The Cove | Roelandts Grant Poster Session | CSTS Speaker: Drew Endy, Ph.D., BioBricks Foundation | The Fine Line: Freedom of Speech vs. 1st Amendment Rights | Define American: Undocumented Immigration and the Future of the Country | WEST (Water Energy Smart Technology) Summit.
 

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