A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.
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Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
When a teacher feels the need to expose students to new environments to enhance learning, the Forge Garden is often the first place they may look. One example is Biology 21, Intro to Physiology, an entry level class that dives into the relationship between anatomy and biological function.
Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
SCU’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Liberal Studies department recently completed their hygiene education video starring the pila (pee-la), a compartmentalized sink that can improve water sanitation practices in rural communities. The pila, built at the Forge Garden as a film prop, is the highlight of the Education Curriculum Project for the community of El Pital, Honduras.
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.
Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
No need to travel too far to explore something new or exciting! Walk to one or all of our Fall Quarter Workshops at the Forge Garden. New this quarter: mid-week workshops! All events are free, open to the public, and family friendly.
Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
The Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative provides students with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on business experience. The goal is that the organizations and businesses that NPI works with learn just as much from Leavey School of Business students as the students learn from the organizations.
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
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.
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
In SCU's School of Engineering, a groundbreaking new program contributes to the University vision of building a more humane, just, and sustainable world. Founded by Professor Radha Basu, the Frugal Innovation Lab (FIL) is an epitome of the School's theme, "Engineering with a Mission."
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
When the opportunity to be at the Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) arose, it was a dream come true for Thane Kreiner, one that came a bit early, yet fulfilled his desire to work on science and technology purely for social benefit.
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
Stephanie Hughes, Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, believes water is one of the most important resource topics of the coming decades. Read about her teaching and research interests and about her experience as a water consultant for Bay Area municipalities.
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.
Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
Few classes offered at Santa Clara University require sorting through trash on a Friday afternoon. However, twice this quarter, an army of students in hazmat suits marched to the Facilities yard to sort through trash from the Leavey, Loyola, and O'Connor buildings to collect data on SCU's current waste habits. These hands-on experiences are part of Stephanie Hughes' ENVS 10: The Joy of Garbage class, in which students learn what exactly happens to all our things.