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  • A student smiling holding a shelf at the 2019 Welcome Weekend Bronco Surplus booth.
    Bronco Surplus


    This donation-based, pop-up shop appears at the beginning of the school year for all students to find reusable goods.

  • Santa Clara students eating s'mores at the Energy Challenge cookout
    Energy Challenge


    The annual Residence Energy Challenge encourages campus residents to examine their power usage and find ways to reduce wasted energy throughout October.

  • Group of students sewing at Maker Night on Feb 9 2023
    Maker Nights


    Maker Night workshops allow prospective EcoFashion Show designers to learn new techniques and get help with sketches or inspiration.

  • The 2019 EcoFashion Show winners.
    EcoFashion Show


    The EcoFashion Show showcases designs made by SCU community members from upcycled clothing or waste materials. This fun event is an opportunity to consider the environmental impact of the fashion industry and learn about sustainable solutions.

  • Group of student Tree Trackers
    Arbor Day


    SCU has been recognized as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution since 2016. As part of this recognition, we host an Arbor Day celebration each year to educate our community about the importance of having a healthy urban forest and to appreciate all that our urban forests do for us.

  • 2019 Environmental Justice and the Common Good Conference. From left: Veronica Eady, Kimy Grandi Soriano, Jennifer Merritt, Jacky Riviera, Marianne Engelman-Lado, Martha Matsuoka, Chad Raphael.
    Climate & Environmental Justice Conference


    The conference advances the work of organizing community-university alliances and partnerships to promote climate and environmental justice in Northern California, across Latin America, and throughout Jesuit higher education.

  • SCU community members gathering outside at a booth with refreshments for bike riders
    No Pollute Commute Challenge


    Since 2015, SCU has challenged employees and students to participate in Silicon Valley's Bike To Wherever Days and to incorporate other forms of sustainable commuting into their daily routine.

  • Student receives the 2019 Champion Award
    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.

  • Two students smile outside holding up shirts in front of a table of clothes
    Zero Waste Move Out


    On-campus residents place reusable donations and clothing 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. 

  • Faculty participating in the Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop
    Curriculum Development Workshops

    June & July

    Each summer, we offer several professional development workshops for faculty and staff from SCU and other higher education institutions to integrate sustainability into the curriculum.