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Sustainability Update

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

  •  Campus Heritage: 19th Century "Safe" Cures

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    Today, we may take for granted the medical advances and practices that keep us healthy. Medicine bottles from the past were uncovered on the land beneath Lucas Hall and offer a glimpse of the maintenance and treatment of human health and wellness.
    Warner's Safe Kidney & Liver Cure Label. Photo courtesy of Cultural Resources, Santa Clara University.
  •  Students redistribute food wealth in the Tenderloin

    Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
    Student-run SCCAP program, Project Open Hand, gives students the opportunity to use their Fridays to make meals with love for residents of the Tenderloin in San Francisco.
  •  Erika French-Arnold: Fostering Global Good through Food Education

    Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
    As Assistant Director of SCU’s Food and Agribusiness Institute, Erika French-Arnold is creating opportunities for students as well as promoting food justice education on a larger scale.
    Erika French-Arnold, Profile.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
    SCU Waste Week | Food Security: Recovering Food | Educating for Sustainability Webinar | Container Gardening Workshops | City of Santa Clara Arbor/Earth Day Celebration | Our City Forest Nursery Earth Appreciation Day Celebration
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
    Did you know that SCU has a variety of ways that students and employees can become involved with Dining Services on campus? Check out these groups and share your innovative ideas today!
    Adobe Lodge Board
  •  Take Action: Food Routines

    Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
    Take action in regards to your food routine: REDUCE processed foods | REUSE leftovers | RECYCLE food scraps | RESPECT production practices
    Residents with Compost Pails
  •  Fresh from the Forge: A Living Lab

    Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
    When a teacher feels the need to expose students to new environments to enhance learning, the Forge Garden is often the first place they may look. One example is Biology 21, Intro to Physiology, an entry level class that dives into the relationship between anatomy and biological function.
    Forge Academics, studying plants
  •  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.


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