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Faces of Sustainability

Adam Irino: Helping Sustainable Lifestyles
Adam Irino: Helping Sustainable Lifestyles

With passionate motivation and creative solutions, Adam Irino has worked with Athletics and Recreation to make Santa Clara University a more sustainable campus.

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.

Dr. Dancer: The Freedom of a Simple Life
Dr. Dancer: The Freedom of a Simple Life

From walking an average of 100 miles a week to caring for the chickens at the Forge Garden, Dr. Suzanne Dancer fully embodies the simple lifestyle and shares her insight.

Lisa McMonagle: Personal Commitment to Food Justice
Lisa McMonagle: Personal Commitment to Food Justice

Some may say she’s passionate, others may say she’s over involved, but if one thing is for sure, Lisa McMonagle demonstrates commitment and drive for sustainable and just food.

Gary Vargas, Facilities: Water-Saving Strategist
Gary Vargas, Facilities: Water-Saving Strategist

Gary Vargas, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor in Facilities, plays an essential role in conserving water on campus, especially with landscaping.

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.

A paperless office: Disabilities Resources
A paperless office: Disabilities Resources

This month marks the Office of Disabilities Resources’ one-year anniversary of going completely paperless. Learn about their process and how they accomplished this operational goal.

Thane Kreiner: Directing global innovation-based entrepreneurship
Thane Kreiner: Directing global innovation-based entrepreneurship

When the opportunity to be at the Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) arose, it was a dream come true for Thane Kreiner, one that came a bit early, yet fulfilled his desire to work on science and technology purely for social benefit.

Andy Hernandez, a conscientious consumer for Facilities
Andy Hernandez, a conscientious consumer for Facilities

In addition to lifestyle choices at home, conscious consumerism can occur in the workplace too. Andy Hernandez, Stockroom Leader in the Facilities Department, has incorporated both ethical and responsible purchasing into his work, benefiting the University at large.

Meet the Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG)  Crew
Meet the Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) Crew

Passion for food justice and sustainability are key components of Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG). Carly and Ruth bring this and more as the Silicon Valley HealthCorps members.

Get to know your farmer: Rose Madden
Get to know your farmer: Rose Madden

Since Rose Madden became the Forge Organic Garden Manager in November 2012, over 150 events occurred at the Forge--including volunteer workdays, courses using the garden as a living laboratory, department gatherings, and gardening workshops. Get to know Rose Madden, SCU's organic garden manager.

Bob Lubecky sustains wholesome dining experience for campus
Bob Lubecky sustains wholesome dining experience for campus

One of humanity's greatest impacts with the earth is the relationship with food. Robert "Bob" Lubecky strives to create a more sustainable dining experience for SCU and in the process, is helping to change the way the food industry works.

Contact Us

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