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

  •  Amy Chan, Class of 2006

    Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
    Amy Chan (Class of 2006) is the lead coordinator of the San Jose Green Vision. The Green Vision helps to bolster San Jose's economy, show environmental leadership, and improve the quality of life in the community. Amy's favorite aspect of her work is getting to help improve the community.
  •  News

    Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
    Over 1,300 members of the Santa Clara University community participated in last week's commute survey. Faculty typically travel 17 miles one-way, while the number drops for staff and students (13 and 14 miles, respectively). Also this month: Zimride Your Ride | Hiring: Sustainability Intern, Athletics and Recreation | Local farmers markets
  •  Events

    Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
    Sustainable Business Studies Club's Charity "Anything But Clothes" Fashion Show. Come wearing your craziest costume made out of the materials needed by RAFT. ALSO HAPPENING THIS MONTH: New work days at the Forge Garden! | Too Much for Fish: Is Climate Change Likely to Change Water Quality in Streams? | Eating the Front Yard: Creating Community and Civic Engagement in the San Francisco Bay Area
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
    Bucky the Bronco, our beloved mascot, has already received TWO job offers from having completed a profile on LinkedIn!
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
    There are many ways in which you can be more sustainable within the work place. REDUCE: set your computer to sleep | REUSE: old business cards | RECYCLE: ink and toner cartridges | RESPECT: responsibly recycle e-waste
  •  Subscribe

    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.
  •  Subscribe

    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
  •  Subscribe

    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.
 

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