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  • Intern Andie organizing small book shelves and plastic containers

    Bronco Surplus Stand

    August, September

    Bronco Surplus is a pop-up stand that is available at the beginning of the school year with smaller household items that were donated by the previous year's on-campus residents.

  • Sign at Campus Sustainability Day 2013

    Campus Sustainability Day


    This fair showcases ways in which students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University can get involved on- or off-campus and support local vendors, businesses, and causes that are committed to environmental stewardship, education, and service.

  • John Farnsworth receiving a Sustainability Championship Award from Tom Wheeler

    Sustainability Champion Awards


    This awards celebration publicly acknowledges Sustainability Champions who have been leaders and change agents in the areas of academics, operations, engagement and innovation, and have embodied sustainability in their work, activities, and life throughout the year.

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    Eco-Fashion & Art Show


    Students, staff, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to design and create outfits made of recyclable or waste materials as an educational tool about the influence and impact of the fashion industry. The audience has fun, learns about products and alternative (re)uses.

  • Winners from the Energy Challenge 2015

    Energy Challenge


    Campus residents aim to reduce their energy use! The residence halls that use the least amount of electricity (as compared to its historical use, adjusted per capita) or have the the most enthusiastic residents in energy conservation will be awarded prizes!

  • 14 LOCALS members with goofy poses in the CITRUS house living room

    LOCALS Social

    Once a quarter

    These socials are for students who are Living Off Campus And Living Sustainably, or wish to learn more on how to live a little lighter on the earth while also saving money, meeting their fellow neighbors, and contributing to a positive community.

  • students helping with the 2012-13 move-out donations

    Move-Out Donation Collection

    June (Weeks 9, 10, and Finals Week)

    On-campus residents place reusable donations into big containers, located in their residence hall lobbies, for Hope Services or Bronco Surplus. Residents are also encouraged to place all other items in designated areas around campus, such as e-waste, food, or carpets, to divert waste from the landfill.

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    Sustainability Series

    The Sustainability Series are events that are open to the public and offers a chance to learn about sustainability topics, share experiences and knowledge, and inspire others to develop sustainable habits.

  • group of people on roof with solar panels during summer

    Summer Series

    June - August (every other summer)

    These behind-the-scenes tours of various campus initiatives give a chance for SCU employees to learn, explore, and get involved with SCU's sustainability programs.

  • People shopping at the Swap for Good in 2012

    Swap for Good


    This on-campus clothing exchange seeks to serve the needs of local community organizations, such as the women and children of the local Home Safe shelters who would benefit from the accessories and apparel collection, and raises awareness about reuse and recycling.

  • 3 students, including the waste diversion intern Kayla Wells, posing in trash cans at a waste characterization (Nov, 2015)

    Waste Characterizations

    Once a quarter

    These audits help SCU determine what we're discarding into our waste systems and how to improve or expand waste reduction, recycling, and composting programs.