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

  •  A paperless office: Disabilities Resources

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    This month marks the Office of Disabilities Resources’ one-year anniversary of going completely paperless. Learn about their process and how they accomplished this operational goal.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
    Garden to Table Spring 2014 Internships
    Think Outside the Bottle Kick-Off
    Around the Table Photo Gallery
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Dr. King's Birthday
    4th Annual Eco-Fashion & Art Show
    Kick-Off Event for the Residence Energy Challenge
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Each time we avoid purchasing a new article of clothing, we reduce waste! The 4th annual Eco-Fashion & Art Show will showcase apparel created with reused and recyclable materials and designed by individuals from across campus.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle and respect for a zero-waste 2014 resolution.
    REDUCE: the amount you purchase
    REUSE: last year’s materials
    RECYCLE: holiday leftovers with help from Earth 911
    RESPECT: local recycling facilities and their employees
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Students participate in the Forge Garden’s first neighborhood worm composting pilot.
  •  Frugal Innovation Lab: Engineering solutions for a sustainable world

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    In SCU's School of Engineering, a groundbreaking new program contributes to the University vision of building a more humane, just, and sustainable world. Founded by Professor Radha Basu, the Frugal Innovation Lab (FIL) is an epitome of the School's theme, "Engineering with a Mission."
  •  Thane Kreiner: Directing global innovation-based entrepreneurship

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    When the opportunity to be at the Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) arose, it was a dream come true for Thane Kreiner, one that came a bit early, yet fulfilled his desire to work on science and technology purely for social benefit.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    SCU Hoofprint Challenge
    Wildlife Conservation Day
    December SCOOPS Meeting
    Intern with Silicon Valley Power
    Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive
    Human Rights Day
    Terra Madre Day
    Free Shipping Day
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    What do the white crosses in front of the Mission Church represent? They are a reminder of our close ties to communities in El Salvador.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    Tips to dominate in the Hoofprint Challenge!
    REDUCE: shower time and conserve water
    REUSE: a hot thermal mug for holiday drinks
    RECYCLE: energy bar wrappers and beauty products
    RESPECT: the local community and volunteer an hour at the Forge Garden
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    The Forge Garden is a part of the global urban farming movement.
  •  CITRUS: Intentional Living Off-Campus & Beyond

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Community Initiative To Restore Urban Sustainability (CITRUS), is a cooperative-style and eco-friendly house for SCU students located just a few blocks north of campus. Sustainable living in the house is achieved using a three-pronged approach: responsible resource management, functional design, and community education/outreach.
    CITRUS house
  •  Andy Hernandez, a conscientious consumer for Facilities

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Andy Hernandez
    In addition to lifestyle choices at home, conscious consumerism can occur in the workplace too. Andy Hernandez, Stockroom Leader in the Facilities Department, has incorporated both ethical and responsible purchasing into his work, benefiting the University at large.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Worm Composting Workshop
    Walking on Wednesdays (WOW)
    C2C Fellows Workshop
    Green Festival SF
    CA Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence
    World Kindness Day
    Film Screening of Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey
    America Recycles Day
    Application for Chinese Language iSPOT Training
    Real Food Media Contest
    Pad Yatra trekkers. Photo from Pad Yatra Film Gallery.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Dining Services by Bon Appétit is committed to socially responsible practices and this summer, was recognized by PETA2.org, a youth animal rights group. Read more about Bon Appétit's support for humane animal-welfare.
    Bon Appetit
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Tips on taking action with the help of your smartphone:
    REDUCE: by finding carpool rides & paperless lists
    REUSE: by closet swapping
    RECYCLE: by identifying nearby facilities
    RESPECT: with buycotting
    smartphone app display
  •  Meet the Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) Crew

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    Passion for food justice and sustainability are key components of Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG). Carly and Ruth bring this and more as the Silicon Valley HealthCorps members.
  •  Finding the spirituality of sustainability

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    Every day in October, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff, are contemplating the spiritual components of their sustainability behaviors through the Mission Sustainable Challenge.
  •  News and Events

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    "How to Go Green Without Going Broke" Forum
    Walk to End Alzheimer's
    Forge Winter Plant Sale
    Family Day at the de Saisset Museum
    World Food Day
    Green Careers
    Food for Thought: Annie's Inc.
    "A Fierce Green Fire" Free Film Screening
    Campus Sustainability Day Fair
    "Cease and Desist" Film Screening
    "Tapped" Film Screening
    National Food Day
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    Campus Sustainability Day
    Read about a brief history of Campus Sustainability day and the upcoming 11th annual celebration at SCU.
 

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