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A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.

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  •  Campus utility improvements enable smart energy management

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    The Utilities department has recently achieved a milestone regarding electricity distribution and power management--paving the way for a smart microgrid at SCU.
    Solar Panel Students
  •  Martina Sbicca: Engineering with Millennials in Mind

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Martina Sbicca, ‘16, has big goals for a small house. Along with a team of other SCU students of various majors, Martina plans to combine her passions for sustainability and architecture by creating a tiny house with Millennials in mind.
    Martina Sbicca '16
  •  News and Events

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Transportation Survey | ESS Department Seminars | Wedlocked: A Critical Perspective on Marriage Rights/Rites | The Great Solar Disruption | Marriage Equality: Supreme Court Update | Successful Backyard Birdhouses Workshop | SCOOPS: Running an Energy-Efficient Organization | Careers for the Common Good Panel & Networking Event | Towards a Jurisprudence of Gender Equality | LOCALS: Save energy to save money! | Food Security: Integrating Science and Business | How Ethical is Climate Neutrality?
    bring a colorful spoon for SCOOPS
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Energy Challenge 2015 logo
    The 6th Annual Energy Challenge calls for students to “Turn Down For Watts!”
  •  Take Action: Energy-Efficient Valentine's Day

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to an energy-efficient Valentine's Day | REDUCE transportation carbon emissions | REUSE-able picnic utensils | RECYCLED craft materials | RESPECT one another's interests
    Zagster Picnic
  •  Take Action: Natural Resources

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    Our individual actions collectively can make a difference. REDUCE: paper junk mail to your home. REUSE: an eco-tray. RECYCLE: material into an eco-fashion outfit. RESPECT: our sources of water.
    Stop Junk Mail - San Jose
  •  Hari Mix: Mountaineer and Environmental Scientist

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Hari Mix, Photo courtesy of
    Hari Mix, the newest member of the Environmental Studies and Sciences faculty, loves mountains. Climbing mountains, studying mountains, and protecting mountains.
  •  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.
  •  2014 Residence Energy Challenge

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Lights out, SCU! This year, we have two leagues for the competing residence halls. Find out what you and your RLC can do to get ahead in 2014 Residence Energy Challenge.
    Energy Challenge 2014 logo
  •  Tonya Nilsson: Engineering a Better Future

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Profile: Tonya Nilsson
    As both a teacher and leader, Tonya Nilsson has been a forerunner in our University’s effort to promote a culture of sustainability on campus and throughout the world.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Do you turn off your computer at the end of each day? Computers that have not been shut down, even when not in use, consume watts of energy. Learn about a great program on campus to reduce the energy usage of our computers.
  •  Take Action: Energy and Climate

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect regarding energy & climate
    REDUCE: time spent indoors
    REUSE: textiles & clothes
    RECYCLE: cell phones & electronics
    RESPECT: facts about climate change
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    How much energy goes into producing your food? Learn how to cook "low-carbon" meals during The Forge Garden's Valentine's Day Social.
  •  "SCU Unplugged" kicks off the Energy Challenge

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

    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.
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
    Did you know: SCU’s electricity use per square foot has decreased 16 percent since 2008. Read more facts about Santa Clara's energy usage and progress toward our climate neutrality goal at the end of 2015.
  •  Energy-clean 2013: Smart microgrid and renewable energy on campus

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    With the 4th Annual Energy Challenge just around the corner, students should start thinking consciously about energy use on campus. Read about SCU's new smart microgrid project, its renewable energy sources on campus, and about Proposition 39, which adds clean energy jobs to California's economy.
  •  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.
  •  SCU Solar Decathlon team back in competition; aims to win in 2013

    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
    After finishing third overall in the 2007 and 2009 Solar Decathlons, SCU will compete again this year in the competition, which will be held in Southern California in October, 2013. Read about SCU's history in the competition, including its 2007 and 2009 houses, and about how the team plans to win big in 2013.
  •  Energy Challenge

    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
    Santa Clara University's Office of Sustainability partnered with the Housing Office to hold the 3rd Annual Energy Challenge this quarter. On-campus residents are competing throughout the Winter quarter to reduce their building's energy consumption. Residents in the building that reduces its energy use the most compared to its historical average will be the winners! The competition is really heating up as residents try to beat last year's savings.


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