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  • How to Camp Sustainably

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Quick tips to help first-time and veteran campers enjoy their time in nature without leaving a trace of disturbance.

  • Sparking Sustainability in the "Green Rhinos" of India

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    SCU Global Fellows witness how nature exploration spurs sustainability efforts in India's youth—an inspiration for all Broncos under the summer's clear skies.

  • Take a Second Glance, San Jose

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Every spring break, the Ignatian Center gives students the opportunity to explore a seemingly disregarded side of San Jose.

  • Take our Transit Challenge!

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Summer is the time to start new, good habits and routines before the next academic year! Here are some quick tips and reasons to try out alternative forms of transportation.

  • The Darker Side of Silicon Valley

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    As members of the Silicon Valley community, it is important to recognize the environmental injustices that hide under the shining campuses of the leading tech companies in our community. REDUCE potential exposures with public hazardous site maps. REUSE electronics for a little bit longer. RECYCLE electronics. RESPECT individuals who are at the greatest risk.

  • Celebrating Sustainability Champions

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    Individuals or groups at SCU who go out of their way to transform the culture of sustainability on campus are recognized at the annual Sustainability Celebration's Champion Awards. These campus members are honored for their hard work and achievements that lead the campus community in strengthening the presence of sustainability in academics, operations, engagement, and innovation.

  • A Hazard-free Home

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    REDUCE the number of unpronounceable ingredients. REUSE the same DIY cleaning recipes. RECYCLE plastics and opt for a fresh start. RESPECT your skin. With these four tips, you can create a healthy living environment for you and your family this month.

  • The Road to a Better Commute

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Sustainable transportation isn’t just about lowering your carbon footprint; it can also be more relaxing, convenient, and even faster than commuting alone by car! If you’re not in the habit of using sustainable transportation in your commute, there’s no better time to start. On May 11th, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is hosting National Bike to Work Day. There will be 90 energizer stations all over the Bay Area to give out snacks, coffee and encouragement. For the third year in a row, SCU is hosting our very own energizer station for commuters and University employees. We’ll be next to the Bronco statue on the corner of Market and the Alameda from 7:00am-10:00am, so make sure to ride on by!

  • Just Food Thoughts with Annie

    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    SCU alum, lecturer, and postdoctoral fellow Annie Drevno (‘08) shares her sustainability story and how her SCU experiences led her to dedicate her career to social, environmental, and food justice.

  • Listen to the Labels

    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Tips for a greener grocery run: REDUCE pesticide and chemical usage by buying USDA Organic Certified produce and meat. REUSE food containers by buying in bulk. Buy post-consumer content products made from RECYCLED materials. RESPECT the worth of others by purchasing Fair Trade goods.

    • New climate education programs

      This year, there are new ways to be involved with the Center for Sustainability and to contribute to SCU's goals of net zero greenhouse gas emissions (climate neutrality) and zero waste.