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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.

Waste Characterizations

More reports and a central database of all projects coming soon!

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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.

Tonya Nilsson: Engineering a Better Future
Tonya Nilsson: Engineering a Better Future

As both a teacher and leader, Tonya Nilsson has been a forerunner in our University’s effort to promote a culture of sustainability on campus and throughout the world.

Frugal Innovation Lab: Engineering solutions for a sustainable world
Frugal Innovation Lab: Engineering solutions for a sustainable world

In SCU's School of Engineering, a groundbreaking new program contributes to the University vision of building a more humane, just, and sustainable world. Founded by Professor Radha Basu, the Frugal Innovation Lab (FIL) is an epitome of the School's theme, "Engineering with a Mission."

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