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

  •  News and Events

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Volunteering for Move-Out donations
    Forge Garden Party (6/6)
    Environmental Art Awareness at SubZERO
    Bottled Water Free Graduate Commencement
    Bottled Water Free Undergraduate Commencement
    Volunteer for Apricot-Picking
    Move-out load truck
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Bottled Water Free Law Commencement, 2014.
    This year marks the first annual Bottled Water Free Commencement at SCU for Law, Grad, and Undergrad ceremonies, as well as the Alumni Picnic. Santa Clara will be joining dozens of schools across the nation in eliminating unnecessary waste, and promoting our sustainability and social justice values.
  •  Take Action: Vote with your Dollar

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Reduce: your consumption
    Reuse: products you already have
    Recycle: before disposing
    Respect: the companies you support
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    The Forge Garden is proud to promote and support sustainable businesses in our purchasing and public offerings.
  •  Redwood Groves: Immersion in Simplicity & Spirituality

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Redwoods Monastery, 2014
    The Ignatian Center has introduced a new immersion trip experience, one that is literally rooted in redwood groves and focuses on simplicity, spirituality, and sustainability.
  •  Dr. Dancer: The Freedom of a Simple Life

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    From walking an average of 100 miles a week to caring for the chickens at the Forge Garden, Dr. Suzanne Dancer fully embodies the simple lifestyle and shares her insight.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Silicon Valley Bike Coalition: Bike to Work Day
    ESS Seminars
    Swap for Good Store
    International Day for Biological Diversity
    Drought Watch Speaker Event: Secretary Karen Ross
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Green Seal Certified
    SCU uses Green Seal Certified cleaning products.
  •  Take Action: Cleaning

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Cleaning products. Photo Courtesy of Stock Xchange.
    REDUCE: the use of harmful chemicals
    REUSE: the community’s leftover household products
    RECYCLE: old t-shirts as cleaning rags
    RESPECT: the labels on your cleaning products
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Organic produce
    Have you considered buying organic? If you haven't yet, try prioritizing the purchase of a few food items first and read on for more reasons you should make the full organic switch.
  •  Food & Agribusiness Institute: Leaders for a Better Future

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    FAI logo
    From Ghana to Burma and now Cuba, the Food and Agribusiness Institute takes students around the world to explore and experience challenges and solutions in the modern farming industry.
  •  Lisa McMonagle: Personal Commitment to Food Justice

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    Some may say she’s passionate, others may say she’s over involved, but if one thing is for sure, Lisa McMonagle demonstrates commitment and drive for sustainable and just food.
  •  News and Events

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    Grad Pledge Sign-Ups
    Donate/ Sponsor: Relay for Life
    GREEN Club's Earth Day Fair
    Spring Gardening Workshop and Plant Sale
    Going Native Garden Tour
    Guadalupe River Park Conservancy's "Starting From Seed"
    FAI & CLASP Drought Series
    Bike and Gear Basics with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
    Forge Garden Showcase
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    BUG kids from archives
    Learn more about Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG), a holistic program that provides food education services for San José youth.
  •  Take Action: Food

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    Farmworker Collage. Photo Courtesy of Jacob Anikulapo, Flickr via
    Tips to lessen your food waste and how to be an informed eater.
    REDUCE: Smaller portion sizes
    REUSE: The best to-go ware
    RECYCLE: Composting food scraps
    RESPECT: Farm-to-fork
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    The Forge Garden has served as an outdoor classroom and living laboratory for academic courses across the curriculum. Now, it is the home of its own class this quarter!
  •  Drought: The Call to Conserve Water

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    The state of California is currently seeing the worst drought in modern history. Learn more about the drought and SCU’s plan on water conservation.
    Drought. Photo courtesy of (laparedesf) Stock.XCHNG.
  •  Gary Vargas, Facilities: Water-Saving Strategist

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    Gary Vargas, action shot.
    Gary Vargas, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor in Facilities, plays an essential role in conserving water on campus, especially with landscaping.
  •  News and Events

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    Hand in the fountain. Photo courtesy of (saavem) Stock Exchange.
    Water-wise Gardening Workshops
    "Sip. Do Not Gulp" exhibit
    Adapting to Climate Change: Palo Alto speaker event
    Environmental Justice Speaker Series: "The Future of Water"
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    Tap water is better than bottled water for monetary, environmental, and social reasons. Learn more and support the student-led campaign on campus in promoting tap water over bottled water.
 

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