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Sustainability Update

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

  •  Living Green in the Neighborhood

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    In a partnership with Associated Student Government, the Office of Sustainability developed Living Green in the Neighborhood, a program that helps students in off-campus houses and apartments live more sustainably, celebrates the actions they are taking independently, encourages them to implement more sustainable practices, and rewards them with a prize. The objective: participants carry the ideas of sustainable living with them after leaving Santa Clara and implement them in their future homes.
  •  Hazella Bowmani

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    Hazella Bowmani, a Technology Training Specialist in the University Library, is a champion for sustainability on-campus and off. She has her hand in several on-campus organizations related to sustainability, organizes educational events, and still finds time to ride her bike to and from work every single day.
  •  News

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    Not too long ago, the mention of "B-LEJIT" would most likely be met with puzzled looks and a garbled attempt at pronouncing the acronym (pronounced "Be Legit"). Now, not only have the Bronco Leaders of Environmental Justice Investigating Truth increased their visibility on campus through their participation in campus projects such as the Tunnel of Oppression, but starting in the fall, the club will merge with one of the most popular organizations on campus, the Santa Clara Community Action Program (SCCAP). More news this month: ESI faculty joins National Academy of Science | New housing opens this fall | Forge Garden Summer Position
  •  Events

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    Final exams, end-of-term research papers and group projects are stressful enough without having to worry about final exams, end-of-term research papers, and group projects. The Office of Sustainability is trying to make your week a little easier. Look for post-it notes on residence hall doors to serve as reminders with instructions for waste diversion. Outside each residence, designated areas will be set up for recycling, old carpets, e-waste, and food, linen and clothes donations. Also happening this month: Author of The Kite Runner, SCU alumnus to speak at graduation | The Sharing Revolution | 10th Annual CA Higher Ed Sustainability Conference
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    Santa Clara County has one of the highest concentrations of toxic sites in the nation. SCU's environmental justice organization, Bronco Leaders of Environmental Justice Investigating Truth (B-LEJIT), hosted a Toxics Tour that educated the participants on why Santa Clara is home to so many toxic sites and what these sites look like today.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect while packing up and moving out. Reduce: don't accumulate stuff during the year | Reuse: carpets, lamps, bedding | Recycle: lots of recycling available, see tips specific to each residence hall | Respect: donate to Goodwill in each residence hall lobby
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    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
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