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

  •  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.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    SCU presents at national sustainability conference | Borrow a Home Energy Saving Toolkit | Energy-Saving Tips and Tool Lending Library | Election Day | SCOOPS November Meeting | Eco-Fashion Designer Workshops | Eco-Fashion Model+Designer Meetup | Global Social Benefit Fellowship Round Tables | Winter Garden Workshop
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Plastic bag.
    A plastic bag ban will be in effect across California grocery stores and pharmacies as early as July 1, 2015.
  •  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.
  •  Mission Sustainable Challenge: A Busy Person's Retreat

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    Has the world given much thought to how we will be powering, funding, or nourishing the future? Even as busy individuals, we can spare a daily moment of reflection and action to create a more sustainable future.
    Erin and Geoff accepting the Mission Sustainable Challenge
  •  Anderson Barkow, '15 continues the Wild tradition

    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.
    Anderson Barkow profile
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    Mission Sustainable Challenge | Recycled Water in Santa Clara | Business of Beer | Worm Composting Workshop | Hoofprint Challenge | Campus Sustainability Day
    South Bay Water Recycling Pipe (2)
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    They say “brown is the new green.” SCU has been purple since 2003! Purple pipes bring recycled water to campus, enabling the University to reduce our use of fresh water for irrigation.
    Purple-Grass-Kenna. They say
  •  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
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    Ever stop to wonder how far your food had to travel to get to your plate? Your individual food choices can have a far-reaching impact.
    Farm Stand produce bounty
  •  Millie Kenney: driving change to improve our commutes

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Millie Kenney
    Everyday, hundreds of people travel to and from campus. Millicent Kenney, SCU's Transportation Services Manager, oversees the flow and manages programs that can help ease the commute and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Join the Liaison Network | TerraCycle TV Show | Guadalupe Coastal Cleanup | Calabazas Creek Cleanup | Forge Garden Workshops
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Does your bike need fixing? Tom Wheeler, '16 introduces the new fix-it stations in a 15-second video.
  •  Take Action: Sustainable Transit

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition homepage logo
    REDUCE the amount of driving you do. REUSE vintage bikes. RECYCLE vegetable oil for biofuels. RESPECT the electric car!
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    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.
  •  San Francisco to Yosemite: Walking Across California

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Walk Across California, Mt. Diablo Descent. Photo by Analisa Fuentes
    David Popalisky’s visionary class takes its second trek from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, covering over 225 miles on foot.
  •  Hari Mix: Mountaineer and Environmental Scientist

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Hari Mix, Photo courtesy of www.hmix.org
    Hari Mix, the newest member of the Environmental Studies and Sciences faculty, loves mountains. Climbing mountains, studying mountains, and protecting mountains.
  •  News and Events

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Urban Air Market sign. Photo labeled for reuse via Flickr.
    Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-Up Gallery
    Summer Series: The Path to Zero Waste
    Berkeley Farmers' Market 10-year Birthday
    Climate Refugees Documentary Screening
    Water-Wise Gardening Workshop
    Urban Air Market - Dogpatch
    Summer Series: Campus Recreation
 

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