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Posted on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
Sustainability Champion Awards | New online resource: Self-Guided Sustainability Tour | SCU serves as hub for transport to AASHE conference | Special group solar discount program | Malley waste characterization | Campus donation drive for office supplies | Santa Clara Valley Green Gardner Read More »

Two New Sustainability Certifications

Posted on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
This was a busy summer for the Office of Sustainability. Two new sustainability certifications were developed: the Sustainable Office Award Project (SOAP) for campus departments and programs, and the Sustainable Event Certification. For both certifications, three levels may be earned... Read More »

Profile: Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center

Posted on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010
Santa Clara's Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center affords students, faculty and staff the chance to balance out rigorous mental workouts with physical ones. The 45,000 square foot space, hosting a weight room, multipurpose studio, basketball courts and an outdoor aquatic facility, was definitely a factor when Santa Clara was named on of the Fittest Colleges in America by Men's Fitness Magazine in October 2006. But Campus Recreation and the Malley staff may be just as committed to sustainability as they are to your fitness. Read More »

Matt Smith, Campus Ministry

Posted on Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010
When Matt Smith, Director of Social Justice Ministry at SCU's Campus Ministry, talks about ways he lives sustainably, he begins with a relatively simple concept: taking the train to work instead of driving. Read More »

Did You Know?

Posted on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009
Santa Clara will continue to reduce its paper usage by cutting out all printed course catalogs starting this winter. Read More »

Weekend MBA Programs Eliminate Water Bottles

Posted on 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. Read More »

The HUB: SCU's Paperless Writing Center

Posted on Monday, Jun. 1, 2009
Dolores LaGuardia wants students to view the new HUB Writing Center as a positive resource. This is seen in the HUB's mission of "celebrating and supporting SCU writers and writing." As HUB director and sustainability fanatic, she has gone to great lengths to make the writing center as sustainable as possible. Read More »

Jessica Gagnon, Women's and Gender Studies

Posted on Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009
As the Office Manager of the Women's and Gender Studies Department (WGST), Jessica Gagnon oversees the smooth function of all things department related. She also tries to make their department as sustainable as possible, which is no easy feat in an office/academic environment. Read More »

Did You Know?

Posted on Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009
SCU energy consumption has decreased by 14 percent since 2003. Read More »

Behind the Scenes: Exploring the Costume Shop with Joanne Martin

Posted on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009
When looking around the Santa Clara University costume shop, "sustainable," may not be the first adjective that pops into your head. But upon closer inspection, it is easy to see the ways in which sustainable is a fitting description for costume shop activities. Reusing and recycling is at the very heart of what Costume Shop Supervisor Joanne Martin does. Read More »