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CITRUS: Intentional Living Off-Campus & Beyond

Posted on 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. Read More »
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Finding the spirituality of sustainability

Posted on 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. Read More »
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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 »

Protecting our oceans, protecting our future: OCEANS club and the plastic water bottle ban

Posted on 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. Read More »

Society of Women Engineers helps high school girls achieve full potential as leaders, engineers

Posted on Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
Nearly 55 percent of college undergraduates are women, but they account for only 20 percent of all engineering students in the United States. Santa Clara University's chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is working to engage more women in the field of engineering in their academic and professional lives. Read about SCU's chapter and the work they have been doing on campus and in the Santa Clara community. Read More »

Did you Know?

Posted on Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
Santa Clara University runs a program for social enterprise collaboration called the Global Social Benefit Incubator in the Center for Science, Technology, and Society. Read about this world renowned program and how it helps to empower women in developing countries. Read More »

"SCU Unplugged" kicks off the Energy Challenge

Posted on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
We are in the midst of the 4th annual Residence Energy Challenge, taking place in February. The Challenge kicked off with "SCU Unplugged," featuring Supertonic, The JurassiC, & The Vanities. Show your enthusiasm: post on the Sustainability at SCU Facebook page, mention @sustainablescu on Twitter, and tag #sustainablescu in Instagram. Read about the event & get ready for the month-long Energy Challenge! Read More »

SCU Solar Decathlon faculty advisor inspires students; leads the way in 2013

Posted on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Tim Hight, Ph.D., has been the faculty project manager for all of SCU's Solar Decathlon projects. He has seen the project grow into one of SCU's areas of distinction, as the University has placed 3rd in its past two competitions. Read more about Dr. Hight's experience with the team and about the Solar Decathlon's impact on SCU. Read More »

New Forge Garden Manager looks to expand production, enhance education

Posted on 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. Read More »

Contemplative leadership in the Business School

Posted on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
Now in his sixth year at Santa Clara, and his fourth as a lecturer in the business school, Bill facilitates a program called Contemplative Leadership and Sustainability Program (CLASP) for students in the business school interested in exploring sustainability. “Sustainability is included in our mission to educate students,” Bill explains, “And sustainability is about justice in that it implies ‘right relationships’ in our decision making.” Read More »