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Sustainability Update

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

  •  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.
  •  Bob Lubecky sustains wholesome dining experience for campus

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    One of humanity's greatest impacts with the earth is the relationship with food. Robert "Bob" Lubecky strives to create a more sustainable dining experience for SCU and in the process, is helping to change the way the food industry works.
  •  Liaison network proliferates, creating a culture of sustainability

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    Members of the Sustainability Liaison Network engage their peers to develop a culture of sustainability at SCU. Collectively, the liaisons are making a big impact on campus every year!
  •  News and Events

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    Nature Inspired Yoga in the Park
    Family Giving Tree's Back-to-School Drive
    Solar Oven Cooking Workshop
    2013 City-Wide Garage Sale
    "More Than Honey" Film Screening
    Women's Environmental Network Dinner Workshop
    Forge Farm Stand Grand Opening
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    Lauren DiCioccio, Red Memo Pad, 2011, (cover) hand-embroidery on felt, (pages) machine-sewn cotton (all materials and source object scavenged from the Public Disposal Area at Recology SF), 4 x 6 in., Courtesy of the artist and Jack Fischer Gallery.
    The de Saisset Museum is showing an exhibition called "Reduce, Reuse, Re-Imagine" which highlights artists whose work is rooted in a zero-waste philosophy.
  •  Take Action

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    Tips on taking action related to back-to-school and purchasing:
    REDUCE: Commuter carbon emissions for climate neutrality
    REUSE: Electronics and fixing what you already have
    RECYCLE: Paper waste & duplex printing to go "zero-waste"
    RESPECT: Packing light and conserving resources
  •  Entertaining on a budget: How to get the party started

    Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
    The Office of Sustainability teamed up with the Alumni Association's Life After SCU series to provide both a framework and handful of ideas on how to entertain guests with a limited budget and tips for becoming more self-sufficient, environmentally-conscious, and innovative.
  •  Sustainability Champions celebrated

    Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
    By sharing a vision and taking action towards a healthier, happier, and more sustainable world, these individuals and their collaborative efforts have enhanced SCU's campus culture of sustainability. Join us in congratulating the 2012-13 Sustainability Champion Award recipients!
  •  News and Events

    Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
    Sustainability Liaisons celebrated
    Rose, White & Blue Parade and Festival
    2013 Fireworks Extravaganza
    Art in the Garden
    Sustainability Summer Series
    Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans Disabilities Act
    Concerts & Family Fun Nights in Central Park
    Composting Workshop Series
    U-Pick Tomatoes!
    Backyard Beekeeping Workshop
  •  Did you Know?

    Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
    SCU's Forge garden is open during the summer months and has new drop-in workday and visiting hours.
  •  Take Action

    Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
    Tips to take action: related to celebrations.
    REDUCE: carbon emissions by using a propane grill
    REUSE: popsicle molds for cool treats
    RECYCLE: serve beverages from companies who strive to go zero-waste and recycle resources
    RESPECT: our skies when celebrating, especially with fireworks
  •  Protecting our oceans, protecting our future: OCEANS club and the plastic water bottle ban

    Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
    Students in OCEANS club at Santa Clara explore their passion for marine conservation and ocean protection through partnerships with nonprofit organizations in the community. Read about the club and the work they have done to ban plastic water bottles on campus.
  •  Stephanie Hughes applies water quality consulting experience in the classroom

    Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
    Stephanie Hughes, Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, believes water is one of the most important resource topics of the coming decades. Read about her teaching and research interests and about her experience as a water consultant for Bay Area municipalities.


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