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  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Into the Wild-Locally. Photo courtesy of Into the Wild.
    Into the Wild, SCU's latest Charted Student Organization, takes students on local, off-campus adventures, to learn more about our local community and how to live sustainably.
  •  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.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Green Seal Certified
    SCU uses Green Seal Certified cleaning products.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Do you turn off your computer at the end of each day? Computers that have not been shut down, even when not in use, consume watts of energy. Learn about a great program on campus to reduce the energy usage of our computers.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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
  •  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.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
    Students from the Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Project (SLURP) work on eliminating plastic bags from campus.
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    Lauren DiCioccio, Red Memo Pad, 2011, (cover) hand-embroidery on felt, (pages) machine-sewn cotton (all materials and source object scavenged from the Public Disposal Area at Recology SF), 4 x 6 in., Courtesy of the artist and Jack Fischer Gallery.
    The de Saisset Museum is showing an exhibition called "Reduce, Reuse, Re-Imagine" which highlights artists whose work is rooted in a zero-waste philosophy.
  •  Did you Know?

    Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
    SCU's Forge garden is open during the summer months and has new drop-in workday and visiting hours.
  •  Did you Know?

    Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
    SCU students worked on a campaign this year to ban SCU-brand plastic water bottles from campus. Read more about the ban, about Santa Clara's water supply, and about the benefits of drinking tap water. Also, find out where you can fill your reusable bottle on campus.
  •  Did you Know?

    Wednesday, May. 1, 2013
    SCU is located just across the street from a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus stop. Hop on Bus 22 to head to downtown San Jose, and check out all the museums, theaters, and concerts this area has to offer. Read more about how, when, and where to catch Bus 22.
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Apr. 5, 2013
    April is the National Month of Service, and to celebrate, student organizations and departments at SCU have planned a Broncos Giving Back week full of events and programs to raise awareness about local and national community programs. Read more about Broncos Giving Back and view the schedule of events.
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
    Santa Clara University runs a program for social enterprise collaboration called the Global Social Benefit Incubator in the Center for Science, Technology, and Society. Read about this world renowned program and how it helps to empower women in developing countries.
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
    Did you know: SCU’s electricity use per square foot has decreased 16 percent since 2008. Read more facts about Santa Clara's energy usage and progress toward our climate neutrality goal at the end of 2015.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department is offering a new course this quarter on water resources. ENVS 160: Water Resources is being taught by Professor Iris Stewart-Frey. Read more about the topics and components of the class.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
    World AIDS Day was hosted at the Locatelli Student Activities Center on December 1st and featured both student groups and organizations in the community. Read more about the importance of this event.
 

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