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  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  A paperless office: Disabilities Resources

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    This month marks the Office of Disabilities Resources’ one-year anniversary of going completely paperless. Learn about their process and how they accomplished this operational goal.
  •  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.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle and respect for a zero-waste 2014 resolution.
    REDUCE: the amount you purchase
    REUSE: last year’s materials
    RECYCLE: holiday leftovers with help from Earth 911
    RESPECT: local recycling facilities and their employees
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Students participate in the Forge Garden’s first neighborhood worm composting pilot.
  •  Andy Hernandez, a conscientious consumer for Facilities

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    Andy Hernandez
    In addition to lifestyle choices at home, conscious consumerism can occur in the workplace too. Andy Hernandez, Stockroom Leader in the Facilities Department, has incorporated both ethical and responsible purchasing into his work, benefiting the University at large.
  •  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.
  •  Take Action

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    Tips on taking action related to back-to-school and purchasing:
    REDUCE: Commuter carbon emissions for climate neutrality
    REUSE: Electronics and fixing what you already have
    RECYCLE: Paper waste & duplex printing to go "zero-waste"
    RESPECT: Packing light and conserving resources
  •  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.
  •  Protecting our oceans, protecting our future: OCEANS club and the plastic water bottle ban

    Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
    Students in OCEANS club at Santa Clara explore their passion for marine conservation and ocean protection through partnerships with nonprofit organizations in the community. Read about the club and the work they have done to ban plastic water bottles on campus.
  •  Campus Recreation Director reduces energy consumption and waste in athletic facilities

    Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
    Janice DeMonsi, winner of the Staff Sustainability Champion Award, has worked to reduce energy consumption, water use, & waste production in the Pat Malley Fitness & Recreation Center. Read about how Janice has contributed to the campus culture of sustainability.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to house parties and Halloween. REDUCE: landfill waste by cutting back on candy wrappers | REUSE: old Halloween costumes | RECYCLE: red cups, corks, bottles, and cans | RESPECT: buy your pumpkins locally.
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Sep. 14, 2012
    All residence halls at Santa Clara now have duplex printing, which will minimize waste and help residents save on printing expenses.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    Photo courtesy of The Yummy Life (www.theyummylife.com/)
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to water. REDUCE: simple ways to reduce water use | REUSE: flavor your filtered water | RECYCLE: household hazardous waste | RESPECT: learn about your watershed
  •  Ryan Reynolds re-imagines waste through art

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    Professor of Drawing and Painting Ryan Reynolds has been active in the promotion of sustainability in the arts at SCU. Ryan created "Reduce Reuse Re-imagine" to emphasize the role of arts in developing sustainable communities. Read about this project and about Ryan's efforts to distinguish the importance and impact of the arts in raising awareness of sustainability on campus and in the Santa Clara community.
  •  Students, employees swap clothing; donate to local organizations

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    The 2nd Annual Swap for Good took place on May 14, as the Office of Sustainability and SCCAP partnered to create this clothing exchange and donation drive to benefit local organizations in the community. Read about this event, as well as Move Out 2012 to find out how you can make sustainable choices when moving out and can be a part of SCU's waste diversion and community donation efforts.
  •  Eco-Fashion and Art Show

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    The 2nd Annual Eco-Fashion and Art Show took place in early February to showcase student designers' talents in creating eco-fashion on the runway as well as artwork in a recycled art gallery. The event raised awareness of garment workers around the world and encouraged people to think about alternative uses and reuses of fashion. Watch a video of the event.
  •  Chris Young

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    SCU disposes 5,385 lbs. of waste, 1,243 lbs. of recycling, and 500 lbs. of compostable materials each day. Our waste disposal operation is a complex process, overseen by Chris Young and the recycling and waste crew. Learn how Chris got involved, what he thinks about SCU's waste and recycling systems, and several initiatives that led to a 20 percent reduction in landfill waste.
 

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