A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.
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Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
As the founder of CITRUS House and SCU alumna class of 2003, Lauren is dedicated to teaching people how to build a more sustainable lifestyle and, consequently, a friendlier neighborhood.
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
It only took one student to lead the way for Into the Wild to go from operating out of a student's room to becoming a chartered student organization (CSO). Anderson Barkow '15 was inspired by the Into the Wild vision and will now continue to drive the direction as President.
Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
With passionate motivation and creative solutions, Adam Irino has worked with Athletics and Recreation to make Santa Clara University a more sustainable campus.
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
Community Initiative To Restore Urban Sustainability (CITRUS), is a cooperative-style and eco-friendly house for SCU students located just a few blocks north of campus. Sustainable living in the house is achieved using a three-pronged approach: responsible resource management, functional design, and community education/outreach.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
Passion for food justice and sustainability are key components of Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG). Carly and Ruth bring this and more as the Silicon Valley HealthCorps members.
Friday, Apr. 5, 2013
The Leavey Challenge seeks to raise over $1 million for the Santa Clara Fund this year. The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation will donate $1 million to the Santa Clara Fund if at least 9,000 SCU undergraduate alumni make a donation of any amount. Read more about the challenge and learn how you can give back and leave a legacy at SCU.
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
The Forge Garden recently hired a new Organic Garden Manager. Rose Madden, an SCU alumna, has big plans for increasing fruit and vegetable production at The Forge and for enhancing the garden's educational component. Read more about Rose and her plans for expanding SCU's own community garden.
Friday, Sep. 14, 2012
What started as a project for a journalism class became one Santa Clara student's online guide to sustainable living for college students. Read more about Mandy Ferreira, '13, and her quest to live more sustainably while sharing her tips on her blog.
Friday, May. 4, 2012
Into the Wild is a group that gives students who are passionate about the outdoors opportunities to go on hikes, camping trips, and to take part in other adventurous activities. Learn how Andrew Noonan, Class of 2014 and current Into the Wild President got involved, what the club is currently planning, and what he hopes for the club in the future.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
Amy Chan (Class of 2006) is the lead coordinator of the San Jose Green Vision. The Green Vision helps to bolster San Jose's economy, show environmental leadership, and improve the quality of life in the community. Amy's favorite aspect of her work is getting to help improve the community.
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
Senior Chris Freeburg is on a mission: to build a University-wide commitment to be "Water Bottle Free." He sees this project as a means for social change, education, and awareness; it's not simply about forbidding students to purchase bottled water. "This pledge is not just a Band-Aid solution to a problem on-campus; it is part of a larger change of consciousness in our society about our consumption and our waste," Freeburg said. He hopes to garner more support for the "Water Bottle Free" pledge from the campus community during Earth Week.
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
When Kyle Fitzsimmons' older sister suggested he attend the spring 2008 Search Retreat, the then-freshman took her advice. Little did he know, Search would turn out to be one of the most defining experiences of his college career.
Friday, Jun. 18, 2010
The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University offers many great networking opportunities for students ranging from the Retail Management Institute to the Accounting Association to professional fraternities. Sophomore Adrienne Syme, however, noticed that one important theme was missing from the current selection: sustainability.
Wednesday, May. 5, 2010
When Katherine Quinn-Shea decided to run with fellow senior Sean Brachvogel for the top two positions in student government last year, she saw the executive branch as a vehicle to promote sustainability and initiatives that would get students thinking about their impact on the earth. Looking back on her term as vice president of Associated Student Government of Santa Clara University, it's easy to see how Katherine has turned her vision into action.
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
Senior Betsy Purner has her finger on the pulse of Santa Clara's social justice scene. In fact, the San Diego native and environmental science and religious studies double major credits her interest in social issues with an increasing awareness of environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009
Junior Kadee Mardula is involved in many clubs, organizations, and committees on campus - many of them sustainability oriented.
Sunday, Sep. 6, 2009
Junior Allison Kopf has served as the Project Manager for the Solar Decathlon Team since her freshman year at Santa Clara University. Kopf emphasizes that every aspect of the Refract House, down the micro-level, is student run.
Monday, Jul. 6, 2009
Since entering law school at Santa Clara in 2007, Daniel has taken an active role in both the law school and the university's sustainability efforts. This past academic year, he served as President of the International Law Society and the Environmental Law Society, in addition to serving on the Student Bar Association.