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News and Events
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
Solar Energy Installation
All those solar panels on top of the parking garage, the Leavey Event Center and the Pat Malley Recreation Center, are projected to generate 1.42 million kilowatt hours of clean energy in their first full year of operation.
Teaming with Perpetual Energy Systems (Perpetual), a national power purchase agreement (PPA) provider/financier of solar-powered, renewable energy systems, the University hosts the solar installations without any capital outlay. Perpetual owns and operates the system, selling the clean energy back to SCU at a predetermined price.
Living Green in the Neighborhood: Sustainable House Certification Program
Houses that enter the program will be ranked Going Green, Beyond Green, or Certified Sustainable based on how many points they achieve, and will receive a prize for each level!
There will be tons of ways to earn points, including participating in the Residence Energy Challenge, attending events, and switching out conventional cleaning products for eco-friendly ones, among many others. Houses that are interested should e-mail Hannah: email@example.com for more information.
Holiday Food Drive
There are many ways to contribute. If you have outstanding library fees, bring a non-perishable item to the University Library and have $2 waived for each item donated. Collection bins are located on the first floor of the Learning Commons and outside the Cellar Market in downstairs Benson. Cash donations can also be made online. Help Campus Ministry reach their goal of $2,500.
Below is a list of the most desirable non-perishable food donations: Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup), tuna/canned meat, peanut butter, canned foods with pop-top lids, low sugar cereals, 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes, canned fruit packed in its own juice, and low salt canned vegetables. Please do not donate items packaged in glass or bulk quantities of rice, flour, or sugar.
Family Giving Tree
Tech Award Showcase: Taking Social Innovation to Scale
The honorees displayed their projects, which are all examples of innovative uses of technology to address global inequalities and benefit humanity. The Showcase, which was open to the public free of charge, was part of a one-day conference called "Taking Social Innovations to Scale", which brought together the laureates, non-governmental organizations, donors, investors, the University community, and corporate partners.
The goal of the conference, according to Radha Basu, the managing director of CSTS, was to "help these tech laureates...to scale up their work in order to have a greater impact" and to "facilitate a network that can enable these innovations to reach many more people."
Chill Out and win $1,000