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Sustainability Update

Climate Neutrality: Watts of ImprovementCropped image of solar panels

SCU has made progress in reducing energy usage through energy efficiency, renewable energy generation, and more.

Action Now: We Are Closer Than You ThinkCropped for Sustainability Update

Tips to take action to reduce your carbon footprint and help SCU reach carbon neutrality by 2020.

Help off-set carbon emissions from club sports travel by pledging actions that reduce your individual carbon footprint.

Upcoming Events
Sustainability Series: Erase the Waste
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center
Learn more about SCU’s zero-waste goal, tips to minimize waste, and how a closed waste loop can be possible, especially in your home during the holidays!
Garden Gifts for the holidays
3:30pm - 5:30pm, The Forge Garden
Spread the cheer with handmade gifts for your relatives and friends--all made by you with materials from The Forge Garden!
Eco-Fashion & Art Show
7:00pm - 9:00pm, de Saisset Museum
How is fashion industry related to climate change? Come to be inspired to make a difference and experience the best evening of eco-fashion and art on campus!

View more upcoming sustainability events!

Be social with us # / @sustainableSCU

Fresh from the Forge

Recipe from the Garden

Persimmons harvested from the Forge

1-Ingredient Frozen Persimmon Custard

For a no-sugar-added frosty treat, freeze ripe or overripe Fuyu or Hachiyas persimmons for 8 hours (or up to a month). To serve, lop off the tops with a serrated knife and spoon out the sweet, custard-like frozen fruit. Derived from

A large hornworm found in the Forge
Monthly Tips and Tricks
  • Use floating row cover to protect plants from frost and the pesky cabbage moth caterpillars
  • Do not forget to turn off your irrigation once the rain starts
  • Mulch beds with straw to increase soil temperature and reduce evaporation
  • Cover crop fruit trees with a fava bean, oat and vetch mix to add organic matter to your trees.
Cropped image of students at Harvest Party
Fall Quarter Hours
The Forge Garden's drop-in work hours are Tuesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Friday 9 - 11:30 a.m. before the Friday Farm Stand. If you want more produce, sign up for a Spade and Plow Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) produce box. Pick-ups are on Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m
Have something to share?

Submit a story, idea, or event before the 25th of each month. Upcoming newsletter themes are climate, energy, transportation, waste, minimalism, environmental justice.

Be social with us # / @theForgeGarden




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