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Sustainability Update

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

  •  Sustainability Teach-In, featuring David Orr, Ph.D.

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    Santa Clara's sustainability teach-in will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of Earth Week. The goal of the week is to spur dialogue about issues related to sustainability and environmental justice. The Commons at Kennedy Mall will host open classrooms, where faculty from several disciplines will lecture on a variety of sustainability-related topics, open to all. Events will also take place at Mayer Theatre and the Learning Commons.
  •  Chris Freeburg, '11

    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.
  •  News

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    SCU's first annual "Swap for Good" was extremely successful. The GREEN Club collected donations from students, staff, and faculty. Volunteers gathered together to help set up the Campus Tutoring Center (Benson 1) like a store, complete with Men's, Women's, and Children's sections. More news this month: Earth Week Events | Graduation Pledge
  •  Events

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    BP Oil Spill Documentary Screening with Env. Law Society | The Business of Bread | When Santa Clara Dogs Go Bad: An Ecocritical Look at Jack London's Most Feral Protagonist | Sustainable Business Panel Discussion | Green Career Expo | Diversity Leadership Conference | Annual Library Book Sale
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    Over 55 Santa Clara University faculty conduct research related to sustainability. Nearly all fields and departments are represented including engineering, economics, communication and law.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect, related to education and learning. Reduce: impact, get involved | Reuse: school supplies | Recycle: text books | Respect: join BEE outside!
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    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
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