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  •  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.
  •  Comida and Conversation

    Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
    Comida and Conversation, or Food and Conversation, is the newest installment in the long list of Santa Clara Arrupe placements. One native English speaker partners with a native Spanish speaker from the Alma Community in San Jose. After a family-style dinner, peppered with vegetables from area Bronco Urban Gardens, partners speak in Spanish for thirty minutes and in English for thirty minutes.
  •  Students take a bite into food justice

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Juniors Laughlin Barker and Tim Carlson spearhead a movement for those who are interested in the social aspect of environmentalism. Bronco Leaders of Environmental Justice Investigating Truth (B-LEJIT), created two years ago, hopes to tackle some important issues around campus and in the Santa Clara community this year.
  •  News and Events

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    The Residence Energy Challenge | Living Green in the Neighborhood | Winter in the Forge Community Garden | Alternative Bike Parking | Free screening of FRESH | Speaker: Joel Salatin | 1st Annual Eco-Fashion Show | Save Caltrain Summit
  •  Food and Agribusiness Institute

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Santa Clara's Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) was established in 1973 in the Leavey School of Business. The graduate institute initially provided an agribusiness MBA, which was later adapted into a food and agribusiness concentration in the early 2000s.
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Bon Appetit is currently one of the leaders in sustainable food service.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect while dining on campus.
  •  News and Events

    Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
    What gives off enough clean energy to power 129 average-sized American homes for an entire year? Santa Clara's newly activated 967.68 kilowatt solar energy system. All those solar panels on top of the parking garage, the Leavey Event Center and the Pat Malley Recreation Center, are projected to generate 1.42 million kilowatt hours of clean energy in their first full year of operation. Also this month: Living Green in the Neighborhood | Holiday Food Drive | Family Giving Tree | Tech Award Showcase | Chill Out and win $1000
  •  News

    Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
    New Agenda | Eco-Apartments | Frugal Innovation | Sustainable Engineering | STARS | Grand Reunion | Campus Sustainability Week | Empowered Partnerships | Apples | Sustainability and Jesuits | White House Solar Panels | Prop 23
  •  Institute Targets Wider Audience With Packed Schedule

    Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010
    The Food & Agribusiness Institute may be one of Santa Clara University's most active secrets. A team of MBA students affiliated with the Institute came away from an international case study competition last year with a first place prize. The academic collaborative, little known outside of graduate business circles, recently set added a pathway for undergraduate students interested in pursuing the curriculum. And a soon-to-be-published calendar will nearly double the number of speakers and events hosted by the Institute in years past.
  •  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.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010
    This month's 'What Can I Do?' takes on that morning beverage favored by millions: coffee. Whether you like to brew it or buy it, drink it hot or cold, or take it with cream or sugar, there are ways to make your daily serving more sustainable.
  •  Residence Life Eats Up Compostable Diningware

    Friday, Jul. 23, 2010
    Residence Life at Santa Clara University recently dished out a new initiative chalk full of sustainability - quite literally. Residential Learning Communities began replacing plastic utensils and disposable cups and plates at programming events last spring with biocompostable tableware. The renewed effort reveals a potential to reduce waste and boost compost collection across campus.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  Garden Design Party Gets Big Turnout

    Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
    Straddling bales of hay and munching on organic snacks, nearly 70 students, faculty and staff suggested ideas for Santa Clara's community garden at a design party led by landscape architect Al Green. The Oct. 23 event kicked off a new academic year planning and planting at the now-empty space one block north of campus.
  •  Weekend MBA Programs Eliminate Water Bottles

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009
    Through collaboration with Dining Services, the Weekend & International MBA Program came up with a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution: all new students in the program receive reusable stainless steel water bottles.
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009
    Santa Clara University began composting food waste and biocompostable serviceware in May 2009.
  •  Introducing... Corn Plastic

    Thursday, Mar. 1, 2007
    Santa Clara University Dining Services brought to you by Bon Appétit contributes to waste reduction through the use of Polylactic Acid (PLA) corn plastic containers.


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