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Sustainability Update

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

  •  Energy-clean 2013: Smart microgrid and renewable energy on campus

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    With the 4th Annual Energy Challenge just around the corner, students should start thinking consciously about energy use on campus. Read about SCU's new smart microgrid project, its renewable energy sources on campus, and about Proposition 39, which adds clean energy jobs to California's economy.
  •  New Forge Garden Manager looks to expand production, enhance education

    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.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    Apply to the Workplace Sustainability Liaison program | SCU Sustainability Intern writes article on plastic bag ban for Sierra Club newsletter | The Princess Project is seeking donations | Volunteer hours at The Forge are expanding | B.U.G. Presents: Forge Garden Movie Night | The Evolution of Green: Environmental Activism in the Santa Clara Valley | Forge Garden Worshop: Winter Gardening 101
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department is offering a new course this quarter on water resources. ENVS 160: Water Resources is being taught by Professor Iris Stewart-Frey. Read more about the topics and components of the class.
  •  Take Action

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to New Year's resolutions. REDUCE: your junk mail with Catalog Choice | REUSE: Take advantage of the EcoTray program | RECYCLE: unwanted items using Craigslist | RESPECT: make at least one homemade meal per week.


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