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

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    Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
    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.
  •  More Wheels When You Want Them; Eight New Zipcars on Campus

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    Santa Clara University has expanded its partnership with Zipcar, bringing 8 new Zipcars to campus. These new cars bring with them a new program: CBL Affiliate memberships. For qualified students, SCU will waive the application fee and the first year's membership fee. In addition, CBL affiliates will also receive 12 free rental hours.
  •  Conner Mulrooney, Class of 2012

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    Conner's work has impacted the Santa Clara community by placing convenient and accessible water filter stations in heavily trafficked areas of campus such as in Benson, Malley Fitness Center, and all residence halls. Conner's work is receiving strong recognition from the community and he's proud that the water filling stations are getting good use and actually working to reduce the amount of plastic water bottles on campus.
  •  News

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    This summer, the Housing Office donated 518 pieces of furniture from Dunne Hall, including desks, chairs, and shelves weighing over 18 tons (the equivalent of 9 rhinoceroses) to Food for the Poor, via the International Recycling Network. The furniture was sent to Food for the Poor agencies in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Jamaica, and Mexico. Clearly, many people will come to benefit from SCU's donation. Also this month: Willem and Maria Roelandts Fellowship | Reduce Reuse Re-imagine | C2C Fellows | Green Products Web Portal | Master Composter Training Program
  •  Events

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    A solar advocate will share information about a group-purchase opportunity for residential photovoltaic systems. Wednesday 10/5 and Thursday 10/6. He will share information about the various kinds of equipment, changes to the industry, net metering, local rebates, and will provide general advice for homeowners. ALSO HAPPENING THIS MONTH: Prashant Olalekar, S.J. from Mumbai Arrives on Campus for Two-Week Residency | Green Careers for All Majors | Foragers, Farmers, Missionaries and Traders: Cultural and Environmental Change on the Fringe of the Kalahari Desert | 3rd Annual Bay Area Leadership & Social Justice Conference | The Tech Awards Nexus Conference | Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Sign Up
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    Do you need a Halloween Costume for this year's spooky day? Learn about convenient opportunities to reuse costumes.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    Tips to REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, and RESPECT, related to Halloween.
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    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    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.
  •  Student Organizations Collaborate for Sustainability

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    When Santa Clara students decide to make a difference, the results can be quite impressive. With dozens of registered student clubs and organizations (RSOs) and many more informal movements, undergraduates have created lasting and meaningful impacts on campus life. One area in which students have taken a particular interest is sustainability.
  •  Associated Student Government Leadership

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    With Courtney Seymour and Lindsay Gray, both seniors, at the helm of Associated Student Government, the 2011-2012 school year promises to be an active one. Seymour and Gray, who ran on a platform of "safety, school spirit, and sustainability", are passionate about seeing their ideas put into action.
  •  News

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    Campus Maps Show Water Filling Stations, Compost Bins, and more! Filling your reusable water bottle just got a little easier! Water fountains and goose-neck fillers (which allow you to fill a water bottle while holding it upright) are identified on one campus map, called "Water Filling Stations". ALSO THIS MONTH: Sustainability and Catholic Higher Education: A Toolkit for Mission Integration | Learn about and help plan for rapid transit along El Camino Real
  •  Events

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    The Hunger Issues Forum is a one-day event for current (and aspiring) Hunger-Free Community Organizers. It will address food access, healthy eating and highlight trends such as hunger among families, children and seniors. The Forum is designed to spark conversation and action to strengthen our community's safety net. Learn about emerging trends in local hunger through the 2010 Hunger Index from Drew Starbird, Ph.D., Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. If you are passionate about closing the meal gap, this is the place for you.
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    The SCU Classifieds are a way to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle right here on campus.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    This month's "What Can I Do?" examines ways to make those move-in purchases more sustainable. Reduce what you buy | Reuse items | Recycle properly by learning the rules | Respect: support fair labor
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    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    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.
  •  Preserving Campus History

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    We tend to think about sustainability in terms of the present and the future. But how do we sustainably preserve the past? Although most Broncos are familiar with the Mission Church, many are unaware of the efforts that SCU takes to preserve its cultural and historical heritage. The efforts of the archaeological team, the de Saisset Museum, the California Legacy Project, and others on campus demonstrate the importance of preserving our diverse cultural heritage in a sustainable and engaging manner.
  •  Juan Velasco, Associate Professor, English and Modern Languages

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    You won't find Professor Juan Velasco talking about global climate change, energy conservation, or recycling in his courses. He doesn't preach the importance of buying a hybrid vehicle, and is not a member of the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department. Yet, students leave his classes with a deeper understanding of sustainability that Santa Clara University seeks to address.
  •  News

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    Katherine Lucey founded Solar Sister in Uganda a year ago, using the Avon model of distribution to empower women as entrepreneurs and to bring energy into poor rural homes in Africa that would otherwise be in the dark or be forced to use unsustainable and unhealthy energy sources such as kerosene for light. Lucey is one of 19 socially minded entrepreneurs from around the world who will come to Santa Clara University, August 7-19, as part of the 8-month intensive Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) program that helps them sustain and scale their businesses to maximize impact on underserved communities. ALSO THIS MONTH: New Master's Degree Program in Sustainability | Years-of-service gifts promote sustainability | Canning basics workshop taught SCU employees basics of home preserving
  •  Events

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    "The Lure and Lore of Yosemite" is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of art, literature and ephemera relating to the history of the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove. Visitors to the exhibit will get a powerful sense of the impact of tourism on Yosemite in the decades between 1870 and 1900. ALSO HAPPENING THIS MONTH: Farmers Market on Campus | Sustainability 101 | Global Social Benefit Incubator Business Plan Summary Presentations | 4th Annual Hunger Issues Forum
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    ... How the Forge Garden got its name? Learn how SCU's 1/2-acre education and community garden was named.
 

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