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

    Waste Characterizations

    Once per Quarter

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

  • People shopping at the Swap for Good in 2012

    Swap for Good

    May 15-17, 2017

    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.

  • John Farnsworth receiving a Sustainability Championship Award from Tom Wheeler

    Sustainability Champion Awards

    June 2, 2017

    This awards celebration publicly acknowledges champions (faculty, staff, student, group, collaborative project, and current Sustainability Liaison) who have embodied sustainability in their work, activities, and life throughout the year and have been a significant leader and agent of change on the campus.

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

    Move-Out Waste Diversion

    June (Week 10 and Finals Week)

    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.

  • Green Ribbon for Graduation Pledge

    Graduation Pledge

    February - June (for sign-ups)

    This pledge for graduating seniors asks them to define what it means to be socially and environmentally responsible in the workplace. There is no obligation to turn down jobs...it is simply a way to ensure that a job represents more than a paycheck.

  • 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.

  • Sign at Campus Sustainability Day 2013

    Campus Sustainability Day

    October

    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.

  • Winners from the Energy Challenge 2015

    Residence Energy Challenge

    February

    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!

  • Eco-Fashion Show Models from 2011

    Eco-Fashion & Art Show

    February

    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.