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

  •  Campus Heritage

    Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
    Every month, the Cultural Resources Management program will share their archaeological findings, connecting us with the natural and cultural history of Mission Santa Clara. Understanding the campus before it became the University we know today will serve educational and research purposes, as well as showcase the University's values in sustainable stewardship and community identity through a sense of place.
    Cattle Bones, Cultural Resources
  •  Lights! Camera! Pila!

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    SCU’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Liberal Studies department recently completed their hygiene education video starring the pila (pee-la), a compartmentalized sink that can improve water sanitation practices in rural communities. The pila, built at the Forge Garden as a film prop, is the highlight of the Education Curriculum Project for the community of El Pital, Honduras.
    Building the Pila. Photo courtesy of Engineers Without Borders (EWB).
  •  The Work of Sean Reilly: Water Molecules & Mountain Ranges

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Sean Reilly ‘16 has a thirst for combining outdoor experiences with research. His latest endeavor is using lasers to analyze various water samples in a brand new lab on campus.
  •  News and Events

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Cupertino Sustainability Division Summer Internships | Merchants of Doubt Film Viewing | Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop | 3rd Annual Zero Waste Youth Convergence | Guadalupe River Clean Up | Straw Bale Gardening Workshop | Ulistac Annual Wildflower Day | Earth Hour
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Save water (and water-dwellers) with a sustainable diet, provided by SCU Dining Services by Bon Appetit.
    Shrimp Cocktail - Seafood.
  •  Take Action: Red Cup Pickup

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Reduce, reuse, recycle Solo cups and respect the neighborhood and our waterways!
    Red Cup Pickup with ASG, EMTs, APB.
  •  Fresh from the Forge: Take Charge of Your Garden

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Implement native landscaping to save money, water and maintenance time!
  •  Campus utility improvements enable smart energy management

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    The Utilities department has recently achieved a milestone regarding electricity distribution and power management--paving the way for a smart microgrid at SCU.
    Solar Panel Students
  •  Martina Sbicca: Engineering with Millennials in Mind

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Martina Sbicca, ‘16, has big goals for a small house. Along with a team of other SCU students of various majors, Martina plans to combine her passions for sustainability and architecture by creating a tiny house with Millennials in mind.
    Martina Sbicca '16
  •  News and Events

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Transportation Survey | ESS Department Seminars | Wedlocked: A Critical Perspective on Marriage Rights/Rites | The Great Solar Disruption | Marriage Equality: Supreme Court Update | Successful Backyard Birdhouses Workshop | SCOOPS: Running an Energy-Efficient Organization | Careers for the Common Good Panel & Networking Event | Towards a Jurisprudence of Gender Equality | LOCALS: Save energy to save money! | Food Security: Integrating Science and Business | How Ethical is Climate Neutrality?
    bring a colorful spoon for SCOOPS
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Energy Challenge 2015 logo
    The 6th Annual Energy Challenge calls for students to “Turn Down For Watts!”
  •  Take Action: Energy-Efficient Valentine's Day

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to an energy-efficient Valentine's Day | REDUCE transportation carbon emissions | REUSE-able picnic utensils | RECYCLED craft materials | RESPECT one another's interests
    Zagster Picnic
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden: Eating for Energy

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Eating foods that use less carbon will make you and the environment happier!
    Veggie Array. Photo Courtesy of Edsel Little's Flickr.
  •  Lending Library: Save Money, Build Community

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Sharing a laminator
    The presence of this online platform for sharing items allows for more efficient use of resources between SCU organizations and departments.
  •  Chemistry Department Goes Beyond Green

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Lindsay Sperling
    Lindsay Sperling is modernizing general chemistry labs, challenging students to adopt sustainable chemistry practices like waste prevention and designing experiments for energy efficiency and degradation.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Eco-Fashion 2014 models, Channing and Danielle
    The Last Day of Christmas | SCOOPS: Overcoming the Winter Slump | Student Employees Engaging in Discussions of Sustainability | LOCALS Social: HouseWORMing Party | Sustainable Food Summit | Eco-Fashion & Art Show | Crude Awakening Educational Forum
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    SCU Gone Wild Squirrel, photo courtesy of SCU Gone Wild
    SCU has Gone Wild! See how Broncos are reflective and sustainable at home and abroad, and add your own observations to the database!
  •  Take Action: Source Waste

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Recycle Tower in residence halls
    Tips to take action in regards to source waste | REDUCE packaging | REUSE mugs | RECYCLE universal waste and more | RESPECT your stuff
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden: Food Waste Remedy

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Sketched Fruit from How-To: Worm Composting
    Reduce your kitchen waste in 5 steps! Here is a how-to guide to worm composting!
  •  A BUG's Life: Social Justice in San Jose Communities

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) and the Thriving Neighbors Initiative empower communities and promote environmental justice and education among at-risk youth.
    BUG classroom, reading
 

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