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Terracycle Beauty Product Brigade at the Center for Sustainability

Solution for hard-to-recycle items: Terracycle

Posted on 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. Read More »
Disabilities Resources Sign

A paperless office: Disabilities Resources

Posted on 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. Read More »
Eco-Fashion Models 2011

Did You Know?

Posted on 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. Read More »
Zero-Waste writing

Take Action

Posted on 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
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LOCALS Vermicomposting Pilot

Fresh from the Forge Garden

Posted on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
Students participate in the Forge Garden’s first neighborhood worm composting pilot. Read More »
Andy Hernandez

Andy Hernandez, a conscientious consumer for Facilities

Posted on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
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. Read More »
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.

Did You Know?

Posted on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
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. Read More »

Take Action

Posted on 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 Read More »
Life After SCU, Entertaining on a Budget. Playing Jenga.

Entertaining on a budget: How to get the party started

Posted on 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. Read More »

Take Action

Posted on 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. Read More »