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

  •  Alternative Spring Breaks

    Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012
    Students at Santa Clara University have numerous opportunities to spend Spring Break gaining international experience living among different cultures while giving back to underprivileged communities. Read about four different immersion programs that took place this past Spring Break, and find out how you can take advantage of these opportunities in the future.
  •  Matt Lyles, Assistant Coach, Volleyball

    Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012
    Matt Lyles is the assistant coach of the Santa Clara Women's Volleyball team, and is also a successful vendor of organic skin care products. Read about what led Matt to pursue this combination of Bronco Athletics and sustainable business, and find out how he cultivates a culture of sustainability both at home and in his community.
  •  News and Events

    Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012
    News and Events for April 2012: President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll | iPad Collection Drive | Donations for Annual Book Sale | Tunnel of Oppression | Innovate Impact Conference | Greenhorns Documentary Screening | SCU Community Service Day | Screening of "Vincent Who?" | Clean Energy Roundtable | Faculty and Staff Hike and Reflection at Rancho San Antonio
  •  Did you Know?

    Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and several groups on campus are working together to put on events, forums, and activities to raise awareness of sexual violence and to help educate the Santa Clara community about this serious issue.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012
    Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect to help you find your balance. REDUCE: Use household foods as beauty products | REUSE: Rip up old beach towels and use them as wash rags | RECYCLE: Bring your used sports gear to Leavey and Malley | RESPECT: Keep yourself busy at work to maintain productivity
  •  Subscribe

    Tuesday, Apr. 10, 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.
  •  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.
 

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