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

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  •  Being Healthy - Easy as P-H-E

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    The Peer Health Educators, a student program of our campus' Wellness Center, are a vital resource at SCU, and contribute to creating a culture of sustainability through their promotion of health & well-being.
  •  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.
  •  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).
  •  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
  •  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.
  •  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
  •  Bronco Trends: Reusables on the Rise

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Responsible consumerism is more than being conscious about what we buy--it's about deciding if we need to buy new things in the first place. SCU is taking the lead in utilizing reusable products and reducing single-use items.
  •  Mission Sustainable Challenge: A Busy Person's Retreat

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    Has the world given much thought to how we will be powering, funding, or nourishing the future? Even as busy individuals, we can spare a daily moment of reflection and action to create a more sustainable future.
    Erin and Geoff accepting the Mission Sustainable Challenge
  •  San Francisco to Yosemite: Walking Across California

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Walk Across California, Mt. Diablo Descent. Photo by Analisa Fuentes
    David Popalisky’s visionary class takes its second trek from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, covering over 225 miles on foot.
  •  Athletics & Recreation Sustainability Initiatives

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Bucky recycling. Photo courtesy of the Center for Sustainability.
    Athletics and Recreation has undertaken numerous projects to integrate sustainability into the lives of all Bronco athletes, fitness lovers, and Malley Center users.
  •  SCU Awarded Prestigious Business Environmental Award

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Santa Clara University recently received one of the highest 2014 Acterra Business Environmental Awards, the Acterra Award for Sustainability under the Large Organization category. Santa Clara was recognized for its environmental initiatives, social benefits, influence on the business community, and commitment to sustainability.
  •  Redwood Groves: Immersion in Simplicity & Spirituality

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Redwoods Monastery, 2014
    The Ignatian Center has introduced a new immersion trip experience, one that is literally rooted in redwood groves and focuses on simplicity, spirituality, and sustainability.
  •  Food & Agribusiness Institute: Leaders for a Better Future

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    FAI logo
    From Ghana to Burma and now Cuba, the Food and Agribusiness Institute takes students around the world to explore and experience challenges and solutions in the modern farming industry.
  •  Drought: The Call to Conserve Water

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    The state of California is currently seeing the worst drought in modern history. Learn more about the drought and SCU’s plan on water conservation.
    Drought. Photo courtesy of (laparedesf) Stock.XCHNG.
  •  2014 Residence Energy Challenge

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Lights out, SCU! This year, we have two leagues for the competing residence halls. Find out what you and your RLC can do to get ahead in 2014 Residence Energy Challenge.
    Energy Challenge 2014 logo
  •  Solution for hard-to-recycle items: Terracycle

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Our campus collects certain items that would have been sent to the landfill after one use, but are now being upcycled to a create new products.
  •  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."
  •  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
  •  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.
  •  Students encourage accountability; garment workers' rights

    Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
    The Labor Action Committee (LAC), an empowerment group within the Santa Clara Community Action Program (SCCAP), advocates that workers receive their civil rights, are free of discrimination, and are able to organize. LAC’s latest campaign sheds national attention on the garment industry workplace.
 

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