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  • The Collective Work of Resiliency

    Resiliency Bags has donated, as of March 13, 2020, over 4,432 lbs. of produce to families and households in need. The content of our bags include Forge-grown produce, pantry items from the Gardner neighborhood corner store, and environmental education kits designed by BUG.

  • The Garden Play Project

    As we approach a year of Shelter-in-Place, we hope to take some time to reflect on and recognize that ways playful exploration can serve both children as well as connect us to the community.

  • ELSJ in the Spring

    Bronco Urban Gardens has had to adjust how our garden education looks this spring as we continue to learn online. While the tiny groups of garden explorers are something to be missed, the spirit of shared learning continues in all BUG programming as we partner with the Ignatian Center to support a range of ELSJ experiences.

  • Garden Play Project

    Gardens are spaces that lend themselves naturally to imagination and creativity. In other words, gardens inspire play. This year our garden programs would like to highlight ways in which we can support playful exploration in the garden.

  • Fundraising for Resiliency Bags

    We are seeking donations to purchase pantry items for our Resiliency Bags. Rather than shopping at big box stores, we buy items from local corner stores in the community where the bags are delivered. Give today!

  • Resiliency Bags Update

    So far, we've donated 2000+ lbs. of produce from our gardens and have included family activities. You can help us bolster the bags with pantry items through donations.

  • Energy Savings Work in Benson

    Benson Memorial Center’s got new lights after a major LED upgrade and energy meter installation. What’s so bright about these changes? Read on to discover how much energy savings we’ve captured since March.

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Climate Crisis Research Group (CCRG)

This staff & faculty group is focused on staying apprised of the latest findings of the scientific and artistic research communities, and is also a think tank for multiple, intersecting sustainability, environmental justice and climate efforts on campus.

  • Cooking with Conscience

    The SCU community prepared and submitted fifty delicious and sustainable meals as part of the Forge Garden’s tUrn Week Fall 2020 Cooking Challenge.

  • The Experiential Learning BUG

    BUG grows from its gardens to a virtual garden, working with SCU students, to build a platform of community-based learning that remains committed to learning together.

  • Our Holiday Checklist

    This can be a busy time of year! Here are the top 5 things on our holiday checklist to integrate sustainability into this season’s festivities and traditions.

  • SCU Earns STARS Gold!

    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recognizes SCU for its sustainability achievements in 5 different categories. Read more about this rating and view the University's latest report.

  • Shoutout to Summer Interns

    We had our first-ever batch of virtual volunteer interns this summer. A huge thank-you to these students for their incredible work. Read more about their projects.

The Center for Sustainability's Zero Waste Intern, Ali Deambrosio from the class of 2020, describes her quarterly event Scrape Your Plate. She discusses what the event is, the goals she is trying to achieve, and how it contributes to the Center for Sustainability's Strategic Plan.

The Wellness Center takes care of the fourth component of sustainability, well-being.

Zero Waste Intern Ali Deambrosio '20 talks about her quarterly event Scrape Your Plate and the Sustainability Strategic Plan's zero waste goals.

The inaugural Wellness Expo took place Week 1 of Winter Quarter. We covered the event and the Wellness Center. View the video here.