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Sustainability Update

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

  •  Contemplative Leadership and Sustainability Program

    Friday, May. 6, 2011
    Roughly one Friday a month, participants meet for a presentation from their peers about how fields like economics, accounting and marketing are addressing the issue of sustainability. Guest lecturers, professionals from non-profits and big business alike, share how sustainability affects their companies, sparking impressive Friday night dialogue. The following Saturday the group hikes at nearby open spaces like Castle Rock and Big Basin State Park, where they reflect on how to align their future professional behavior with their personal values.
  •  Accounting students win national sustainability competition

    Friday, May. 6, 2011
    Four junior accounting and AIS majors: Katelyn Daley, Rebecca Tien, Shannon Wang, and Linda Young received $1000 from KPMG for their project: "Bronco Urban Gardens Day of Awareness." The juniors' initial proposal involved a friendly mini-competition about eating locally, but evolved into a community event that will bring awareness to the garden, eating local produce, and environmental education. The Bronco Urban Garden Day of Awareness is set for Saturday, May 21 and will offer plenty of fun activities.
  •  News

    Friday, May. 6, 2011
    During and after Preview Days lunch, Sustainability Squad volunteers helped prospective students and their families sort their waste. At the end 73 percent of lunch waste was diverted from landfills! Also this month: Recycling System Upgrade | SCU makes Princeton Review's list of top Green colleges and universities | SCU highlighted in STARS annual report | Sustainable Office Award Program | Bronco Urban Garden Farm Internship
  •  Events

    Friday, May. 6, 2011
    The Silicon Valley Bike Coalition (SVBC) presents the 17th annual Bike to Work Day, a great reason to tune up the old ten speed and hit the roads with thousands of others including school children, politicians and CEO's. According to SVBC, over 40 percent of Bay Area commuters live within just five miles of their workplace. Also this month: Food for Thought Speaker Series | Follow Your Food: Strawberries | ESI Seminar Series: Bronco Urban Gardens | Affordable Clean Energy for the Underserved | Food for Fines
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, May. 6, 2011
    Santa Clara has a new sustainable business club. Sustainable Business Studies (SBS) hopes to foster a lasting culture of sustainability within the Leavey School of Business.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Friday, May. 6, 2011
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to business.
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    Friday, May. 6, 2011
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