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

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  •  Fresh from the Forge: Enjoying Your Garden

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    With all the hard work you put into your garden, don’t forget to enjoy it!
    People in Garden. Photo courtesy of Allison Carmody.
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Hosting an event using Mission Catering by Bon Appetit allows you to plan a sustainable & delicious on-campus event!
    Mission Catering by Bon Appetit, sample food table
  •  Take Action: Hosting a "green" party

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to hosting to sustainable summer parties! REDUCE single use containers | REUSE kegs and cups | Look for RECYCLABLE packaging | build community and encourage RESPECT
    Visuals Food Beer, Wikimedia Commons
  •  Take Action: Red Cup Pickup

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Reduce, reuse, recycle Solo cups and respect the neighborhood and our waterways!
    Red Cup Pickup with ASG, EMTs, APB.
  •  Lending Library: Save Money, Build Community

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Sharing a laminator
    The presence of this online platform for sharing items allows for more efficient use of resources between SCU organizations and departments.
  •  Bronco Trends: Reusables on the Rise

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Responsible consumerism is more than being conscious about what we buy--it's about deciding if we need to buy new things in the first place. SCU is taking the lead in utilizing reusable products and reducing single-use items.
  •  Makena & Paloma: SCU's Food Shared, Not Wasted

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Makena Wong and Paloma Sisneros-Lobato were inspired to establish the Food Recovery Network at SCU after researching the organization for a project for their upper-division SLURP class.
  •  Take Action: Mindful Citizenship

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Student sewing for the Eco-Fashion Show.
    Tips to take action in regards to being a mindful citizen | REDUCE: your purchases | REUSE: what you already have in unconventional ways | RECYCLE: product packaging | RESPECT: your right as a citizen and vote
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Fresh produce from Catalan Farms.
    Shopping for fresh food multiple times a week allows for all food to be eaten and enjoyed. Become a responsible food consumer: buy only what you need and share when you have too much.
  •  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
  •  Take Action: While Traveling Abroad

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    While Studying Abroad. Photo Courtesy of SCU Flickr.
    Reduce: consumption
    Reuse: products and goods
    Recycle: in proper bins
    Respect: country's sustainability efforts
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Buy Fresh Buy Local, Santa Clara Valley
    Looking for local food-related adventures? Check out the Community Alliance for Family Farmers' "Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide!"
  •  Take Action: Vote with your Dollar

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Reduce: your consumption
    Reuse: products you already have
    Recycle: before disposing
    Respect: the companies you support
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    The Forge Garden is proud to promote and support sustainable businesses in our purchasing and public offerings.
  •  Dr. Dancer: The Freedom of a Simple Life

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    From walking an average of 100 miles a week to caring for the chickens at the Forge Garden, Dr. Suzanne Dancer fully embodies the simple lifestyle and shares her insight.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Green Seal Certified
    SCU uses Green Seal Certified cleaning products.
  •  Take Action: Cleaning

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Cleaning products. Photo Courtesy of Stock Xchange.
    REDUCE: the use of harmful chemicals
    REUSE: the community’s leftover household products
    RECYCLE: old t-shirts as cleaning rags
    RESPECT: the labels on your cleaning products
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Organic produce
    Have you considered buying organic? If you haven't yet, try prioritizing the purchase of a few food items first and read on for more reasons you should make the full organic switch.
  •  Solution for hard-to-recycle items: Terracycle

    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.
  •  Did You Know?

    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.
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