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  •  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.
  •  Get to know your farmer: Rose Madden

    Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
    Since Rose Madden became the Forge Organic Garden Manager in November 2012, over 150 events occurred at the Forge--including volunteer workdays, courses using the garden as a living laboratory, department gatherings, and gardening workshops. Get to know Rose Madden, SCU's organic garden manager.
  •  Bob Lubecky sustains wholesome dining experience for campus

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    One of humanity's greatest impacts with the earth is the relationship with food. Robert "Bob" Lubecky strives to create a more sustainable dining experience for SCU and in the process, is helping to change the way the food industry works.
  •  Entertaining on a budget: How to get the party started

    Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
    The Office of Sustainability teamed up with the Alumni Association's Life After SCU series to provide both a framework and handful of ideas on how to entertain guests with a limited budget and tips for becoming more self-sufficient, environmentally-conscious, and innovative.
  •  New Forge Garden Manager looks to expand production, enhance education

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    The Forge Garden recently hired a new Organic Garden Manager. Rose Madden, an SCU alumna, has big plans for increasing fruit and vegetable production at The Forge and for enhancing the garden's educational component. Read more about Rose and her plans for expanding SCU's own community garden.
  •  Food and Agribusiness Institute brings "Hunger Games" to SCU

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    The Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) is raising awareness of global hunger issues. FAI brought its own version of the Hunger Games to SCU last spring to engage students, faculty, and staff with issues of hunger and malnutrition. Read about this event and the 5th Annual Hunger Issues Forum, set to take place September 28.
  •  Chris Bacon: Reducing seasonal hunger, food insecurity; food justice research in Nicaragua

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    Assistant Professor Chris Bacon of the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences has been conducting research on sustainable food systems and food justice in Nicaragua during the past several summers. Read about how he is working to combat food insecurity and issues of food injustice and hear his advice for creating a more sustainable global food system, which is a critical part of a more ecologically, environmentally, and socially just world.
  •  Did you Know?

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    Dining Services by Bon Appetit is working with the Real Food Challenge this summer to evaluate how to improve the availability of "real" food on campus.
  •  Take Action

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to food. REDUCE: eat locally with Harvest of the Month | REUSE: get creative with leftovers | RECYCLE: start composting at home | RESPECT: become a WWOOFer
  •  What's in our water: bottled, tap, and reclaimed

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    Bottled water is advertised as the cleaner and healthier choice for drinking water, but the truth is that bottled water is usually the same quality as the water coming out of your tap. Unlike tap water, however, bottled water poses health risks and is also extremely wasteful. Read more about Santa Clara University's efforts to promote reusable drinking water and to implement recycled water on campus.
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, May. 4, 2012
    It's planting time. Stop by the plant sale at the Forge Garden on Thursday 5/10 to get starters for your (or your Mom's garden).
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012
    Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect to help you find your balance. REDUCE: Use household foods as beauty products | REUSE: Rip up old beach towels and use them as wash rags | RECYCLE: Bring your used sports gear to Leavey and Malley | RESPECT: Keep yourself busy at work to maintain productivity
  •  Events

    Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
    This year's annual Holiday Food & Fund Drive is upon us! Learn about several ways you can donate food to Second Harvest Food Bank. ALSO THIS MONTH: Documentary Making for Social Justice | Energy Challenge | SCOOPS Fair
  •  Events

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    The Hunger Issues Forum is a one-day event for current (and aspiring) Hunger-Free Community Organizers. It will address food access, healthy eating and highlight trends such as hunger among families, children and seniors. The Forum is designed to spark conversation and action to strengthen our community's safety net. Learn about emerging trends in local hunger through the 2010 Hunger Index from Drew Starbird, Ph.D., Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. If you are passionate about closing the meal gap, this is the place for you.
  •  News

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    Katherine Lucey founded Solar Sister in Uganda a year ago, using the Avon model of distribution to empower women as entrepreneurs and to bring energy into poor rural homes in Africa that would otherwise be in the dark or be forced to use unsustainable and unhealthy energy sources such as kerosene for light. Lucey is one of 19 socially minded entrepreneurs from around the world who will come to Santa Clara University, August 7-19, as part of the 8-month intensive Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) program that helps them sustain and scale their businesses to maximize impact on underserved communities. ALSO THIS MONTH: New Master's Degree Program in Sustainability | Years-of-service gifts promote sustainability | Canning basics workshop taught SCU employees basics of home preserving
  •  Events

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    "The Lure and Lore of Yosemite" is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of art, literature and ephemera relating to the history of the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove. Visitors to the exhibit will get a powerful sense of the impact of tourism on Yosemite in the decades between 1870 and 1900. ALSO HAPPENING THIS MONTH: Farmers Market on Campus | Sustainability 101 | Global Social Benefit Incubator Business Plan Summary Presentations | 4th Annual Hunger Issues Forum
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    ... How the Forge Garden got its name? Learn how SCU's 1/2-acre education and community garden was named.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Jul. 1, 2011
    The solar panel system on Benson Memorial Center is the largest project of its kind built to date in California.
  •  Living Green in the Neighborhood

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    In a partnership with Associated Student Government, the Office of Sustainability developed Living Green in the Neighborhood, a program that helps students in off-campus houses and apartments live more sustainably, celebrates the actions they are taking independently, encourages them to implement more sustainable practices, and rewards them with a prize. The objective: participants carry the ideas of sustainable living with them after leaving Santa Clara and implement them in their future homes.
  •  Chris Freeburg, '11

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    Senior Chris Freeburg is on a mission: to build a University-wide commitment to be "Water Bottle Free." He sees this project as a means for social change, education, and awareness; it's not simply about forbidding students to purchase bottled water. "This pledge is not just a Band-Aid solution to a problem on-campus; it is part of a larger change of consciousness in our society about our consumption and our waste," Freeburg said. He hopes to garner more support for the "Water Bottle Free" pledge from the campus community during Earth Week.
 

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