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

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  •  Profile: Michael Engh, S.J.

    Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
    Michael Engh, S.J., unplugs his phone charger in the morning so it doesn't waste energy during the day. He tries to drive a Prius whenever he travels in the area, and his office on campus uses recycled paper whenever possible. It is all part of the daily routine for Santa Clara University's Jesuit president.
  •  Profile: Eric Drake

    Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010
    As a man who produces his own food, Eric Drake has clear standards for the quality of food he and his staff serve at the Adobe Lodge.
  •  Gayle Catterlin, Resident Director

    Friday, Jul. 23, 2010
    Ultimately, Catterlin emphasizes a big-picture approach to sustainability at SCU, focused on bringing in those who have yet to buy-in to the concept by showing them how easily they can modify their behaviors to live with less impact on the earth and a more positive role in society. In her role as a supporter, residential leader, and learner about sustainability, Catterlin has and continues to show how her approach is helping promote a culture of sustainability at SCU, one resident.
  •  Profile: Adrienne Syme

    Friday, Jun. 18, 2010
    The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University offers many great networking opportunities for students ranging from the Retail Management Institute to the Accounting Association to professional fraternities. Sophomore Adrienne Syme, however, noticed that one important theme was missing from the current selection: sustainability.
  •  Profile: Katherine Quinn-Shea

    Wednesday, May. 5, 2010
    When Katherine Quinn-Shea decided to run with fellow senior Sean Brachvogel for the top two positions in student government last year, she saw the executive branch as a vehicle to promote sustainability and initiatives that would get students thinking about their impact on the earth. Looking back on her term as vice president of Associated Student Government of Santa Clara University, it's easy to see how Katherine has turned her vision into action.
  •  Profile: Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center

    Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010
    Santa Clara's Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center affords students, faculty and staff the chance to balance out rigorous mental workouts with physical ones. The 45,000 square foot space, hosting a weight room, multipurpose studio, basketball courts and an outdoor aquatic facility, was definitely a factor when Santa Clara was named on of the Fittest Colleges in America by Men's Fitness Magazine in October 2006. But Campus Recreation and the Malley staff may be just as committed to sustainability as they are to your fitness.
  •  Matt Smith, Campus Ministry

    Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010
    When Matt Smith, Director of Social Justice Ministry at SCU's Campus Ministry, talks about ways he lives sustainably, he begins with a relatively simple concept: taking the train to work instead of driving.
  •  Bronco Urban Gardens

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
    The BUG crew is energized and ready to provide fresh, local food and empower the community to make healthy decisions about where their food comes from.
  •  Sustainable Living Council

    Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010
    This academic year marked the launch of the Sustainable Living Council to promote more environmentally-conscious habits in Santa Clara University residence halls.
  •  Melissa Reynen, Dining Services by Bon Appetit

    Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009
    Thanks to Reynen's efforts, along with several other campus organizations, the Eco-Tray has started to catch on with students and staff.
  •  Betsy Purner, SCU '10

    Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
    Senior Betsy Purner has her finger on the pulse of Santa Clara's social justice scene. In fact, the San Diego native and environmental science and religious studies double major credits her interest in social issues with an increasing awareness of environmental stewardship and sustainability.
  •  Kadee Mardula, SCU '11

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009
    Junior Kadee Mardula is involved in many clubs, organizations, and committees on campus - many of them sustainability oriented.
  •  Allison Kopf, Solar Decathlon Project Manager

    Sunday, Sep. 6, 2009
    Junior Allison Kopf has served as the Project Manager for the Solar Decathlon Team since her freshman year at Santa Clara University. Kopf emphasizes that every aspect of the Refract House, down the micro-level, is student run.
  •  Daniel Zazueta, Law Student

    Monday, Jul. 6, 2009
    Since entering law school at Santa Clara in 2007, Daniel has taken an active role in both the law school and the university's sustainability efforts. This past academic year, he served as President of the International Law Society and the Environmental Law Society, in addition to serving on the Student Bar Association.
    Daniel (standing, far right) and other members of the Environmental Law Society at Yosemite.
  •  John Farnsworth, Lecturer in Environmental Writing and Literature

    Monday, Jun. 1, 2009
    John Farnsworth, Lecturer in Environmental Writing and Literature, has been an key figure in integrating sustainability across the curriculum at SCU. Thanks to his work, more and more sustainability-related classes are offered each year.
  •  Elizabeth DiCarlo, Class of '09

    Friday, May. 1, 2009
    Since this past June, when she read an article about a bike share program at Emory University in Atlanta, Elizabeth (Bea) DiCarlo has acquired the support of numerous faculty and staff, four partners, and, for the Santa Clara students, eight bicycles. Bronco Bikes' first month has been a great success, enabling students to have a fun, healthy, and sustainable alternative to driving.
  •  Jessica Gagnon, Women's and Gender Studies

    Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009
    As the Office Manager of the Women's and Gender Studies Department (WGST), Jessica Gagnon oversees the smooth function of all things department related. She also tries to make their department as sustainable as possible, which is no easy feat in an office/academic environment.
  •  Joe Sugg, Assistant Vice President, University Operations

    Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009
    Joe Sugg has been a leader in creating a more sustainable campus. Joe oversees buildings management and construction, grounds management, energy use, waste management and purchasing policy. When asked how he came to view sustainability as a core Santa Clara value, Joe identified two personal triggers. First, he described how sustainability is more than being "green" it's about social justice and viable economics. Second, Joe learned to see sustainability as a good business practice.


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