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Living Laboratory

One of the four main goals of the Center for Sustainability is to use the campus as a living laboratory for developing global solutions. The University and the Center for Sustainability support solutions-based coursework and research to solve local and global problems using the campus as a demonstration test-bed.

Example metrics: number of sustainability-related and focused courses, number of students and faculty engaged in sustainability-related research, number of students engaged with community members at Bronco Urban Garden (BUG) sites.

Projects Database

Looking for a meaningful project to work on? Want to make lasting change on campus? Contribute to a more sustainable university by helping advance one of the projects in our database. Have an idea for a project? Please email sustainability@scu.edu and we'll add it to the database or help you get started!
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Waste Characterizations

One great example of using the campus as a research environment is a waste characterization.

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Makena & Paloma: SCU's Food Shared, Not Wasted
Makena & Paloma: SCU's Food Shared, Not Wasted

Makena Wong and Paloma Sisneros-Lobato were inspired to establish the Food Recovery Network at SCU after researching the organization for a project for their upper-division SLURP class.

Fresh from the Forge Garden
Fresh from the Forge Garden

No need to travel too far to explore something new or exciting! Walk to one or all of our Fall Quarter Workshops at the Forge Garden. New this quarter: mid-week workshops! All events are free, open to the public, and family friendly.

Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative & Fellow Sean Roe
Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative & Fellow Sean Roe

The Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative provides students with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on business experience. The goal is that the organizations and businesses that NPI works with learn just as much from Leavey School of Business students as the students learn from the organizations.

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Center for Sustainability
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053 sustainability@scu.edu