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

  •  Eco-Fashion and Art Show

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    The 2nd Annual Eco-Fashion and Art Show took place in early February to showcase student designers' talents in creating eco-fashion on the runway as well as artwork in a recycled art gallery. The event raised awareness of garment workers around the world and encouraged people to think about alternative uses and reuses of fashion. Watch a video of the event.
  •  Chris Young

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    SCU disposes 5,385 lbs. of waste, 1,243 lbs. of recycling, and 500 lbs. of compostable materials each day. Our waste disposal operation is a complex process, overseen by Chris Young and the recycling and waste crew. Learn how Chris got involved, what he thinks about SCU's waste and recycling systems, and several initiatives that led to a 20 percent reduction in landfill waste.
  •  News and Events

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    Innovate Impact Conference | World Wildlife Fund Action Alert: An Invitation to Change your World | SCU Community Service Day | Spring Rebuilding Day
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    Paper towels are compostable! Find out how the Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center is working hard to make Santa Clara University a more sustainable place.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect, related to waste. REDUCE: Make your coffee at home | REUSE: Donate or save your extra Mardi Gras beads for next year | RECYCLE: Rinse your plastic drink bottles and containers and then recycle them | RESPECT: Volunteer some of your time to a local community center
  •  Subscribe

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 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.
  •  Energy Challenge

    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
    Santa Clara University's Office of Sustainability partnered with the Housing Office to hold the 3rd Annual Energy Challenge this quarter. On-campus residents are competing throughout the Winter quarter to reduce their building's energy consumption. Residents in the building that reduces its energy use the most compared to its historical average will be the winners! The competition is really heating up as residents try to beat last year's savings.
  •  Michael Meyer, Ph. D., Philosophy Department

    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
    Professor Michael Meyer, Ph. D., of the Philosophy Department has been passionate about environmental issues since high school. As the creator of the first environmental ethics class at Santa Clara University, Professor Meyer has pursued his passion by educating students about sustainable thinking through an ethical lens. Read more about how Professor Meyer developed this passion and how he continues to practice sustainable living today.
  •  News and Events

    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
    SCU Competes in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon | CSA Box Delivery Resumes in February | Sunnyvale City Council Passes Single-use, Carryout Bag Ordinance | Black History Month | Environmental Law Society of SCU School of Law Events
  •  Did you Know?

    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
    Kids on Campus is a self-funded, non-profit, pre-school and childcare center at Santa Clara University. It has been part of the University since 1969 and continues to serve children whose parent(s) are SCU faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
    Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect related to Valentine's Day. REDUCE: Purchase local flowers | REUSE: Reusable containers | RECYCLE: Adopt of species | RESPECT: Women
  •  Subscribe

    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 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.
  •  Zimride builds community

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    In an effort to reduce carbon emissions and foster community relations, Santa Clara University recently launched a new ride sharing program called Zimride--a social networking site that allows students, faculty, and staff to post rides for carpooling to work, school, events, or holiday trips home.
  •  Laurie Laird, Ignatian Center

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    On a Sunday morning, you could find Laurie riding her tandem bicycle through San Jose with her husband. On a daily basis, she cycles to SCU as many days as she can, although she finds riding in the rain particularly unpleasant. Read about Laurie's interests and how they relate to her professional life on the Mission Campus.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    Energy Challenge Begins | AESS conference hosted at SCU | Eco-Fashion and Art Show designer workshop 1/17 | SCOOPS Fair 1/19 | WASTE LAND screening 1/19 | Kinetic Sound Sculpture Lecture and Demo 2/1 | Eco-Fashion and Art Show 2/2
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    You can use 511.org to plan a trip on public transit, join a carpool, get tips on how to "drive smart", learn about the various car sharing programs, get real time traffic and driving times map and even bicycle resource guides! Use 511.org to sustainably plan your next outing, weekend hike, trip to San Francisco, find out about traffic status and much more.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect related to transportation. REDUCE: speed | REUSE: donate shoes | RECYCLE: car tires | RESPECT: control speed changes
  •  Subscribe

    Friday, Jan. 13, 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.
  •  Students define, measure community resources

    Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
    Students apply their GIS skills on class projects exploring issues like food security in San Jose by measuring the distribution of liquor stores vs. healthier food resources (e.g., farmers' markets or supermarkets). Two students from last fall's class of GIS got jobs after graduation based off of their GIS skills.
  •  Marquita Coe, Assistant Registrar

    Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
    Marquita spearheads the linen drive, inviting staff, faculty, and students to donate their linens to local shelters at the end of the year.
    Marquita Coe, Office of Registrar, serves as co-chair of the Staff Senate's community service committee. Through this role and as a volunteer working with the Ignatian Center, Marquita has helped plan and promote various projects with local campus and community organizations.
 

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