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Ecofeminism professor models the way for pursuing personal and professional sustainability

Posted on Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
Professor Sherry Booth, a champion on campus for sustainability and feminism, teaches the only ecofeminism course at SCU. She is also an advisor to the Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Program (SLURP) and a member of the University Sustainability Council. Read about Sherry's classes and hear her advice for women who want to pursue sustainability in their lives and careers. Read More »

Chris Bacon: Reducing seasonal hunger, food insecurity; food justice research in Nicaragua

Posted on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
Assistant Professor Chris Bacon of the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences has been conducting research on sustainable food systems and food justice in Nicaragua during the past several summers. Read about how he is working to combat food insecurity and issues of food injustice and hear his advice for creating a more sustainable global food system, which is a critical part of a more ecologically, environmentally, and socially just world. Read More »

Measuring snowmelt, water quality; advocate of water-wise decisions

Posted on Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
Iris Stewart-Frey is an Assistant Professor and water specialist at SCU's Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences. She attributes her love of water to her German roots and is currently researching the impacts of climate change on water flow and quality in California. Read more about her unique upbringing, her teaching and research interests, and her advice for conserving water. Read More »

Ryan Reynolds re-imagines waste through art

Posted on 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. Read More »

Walk Across California

Posted on Friday, May. 4, 2012
Walk Across California is a new class offered this spring at Santa Clara University that takes students on a 15-day walk across the state from Ocean Beach near San Francisco to Yosemite Valley. Read about the inspiration for the class, the issues students will be learning about and discussing, and how the class creatively combines arts and social justice. Read More »

Michael Meyer, Ph. D., Philosophy Department

Posted on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Professor Michael Meyer, Ph. D., of the Philosophy Department has been passionate about environmental issues since high school. As the creator of the first environmental ethics class at Santa Clara University, Professor Meyer has pursued his passion by educating students about sustainable thinking through an ethical lens. Read more about how Professor Meyer developed this passion and how he continues to practice sustainable living today. Read More »

Students define, measure community resources

Posted on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Students apply their GIS skills on class projects exploring issues like food security in San Jose by measuring the distribution of liquor stores vs. healthier food resources (e.g., farmers' markets or supermarkets). Two students from last fall's class of GIS got jobs after graduation based off of their GIS skills. Read More »

More Wheels When You Want Them; Eight New Zipcars on Campus

Posted on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Santa Clara University has expanded its partnership with Zipcar, bringing 8 new Zipcars to campus. These new cars bring with them a new program: CBL Affiliate memberships. For qualified students, SCU will waive the application fee and the first year's membership fee. In addition, CBL affiliates will also receive 12 free rental hours. Read More »

Preserving Campus History

Posted on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
We tend to think about sustainability in terms of the present and the future. But how do we sustainably preserve the past? Although most Broncos are familiar with the Mission Church, many are unaware of the efforts that SCU takes to preserve its cultural and historical heritage. The efforts of the archaeological team, the de Saisset Museum, the California Legacy Project, and others on campus demonstrate the importance of preserving our diverse cultural heritage in a sustainable and engaging manner. Read More »

Juan Velasco, Associate Professor, English and Modern Languages

Posted on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
You won't find Professor Juan Velasco talking about global climate change, energy conservation, or recycling in his courses. He doesn't preach the importance of buying a hybrid vehicle, and is not a member of the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department. Yet, students leave his classes with a deeper understanding of sustainability that Santa Clara University seeks to address. Read More »