Santa Clara University

Center for Sustainability Banner

Sustainability Update


The Deal with Waste | November 2015

Quick Guide to Proper Sorting

Compost Items
SCU operates a comprehensive university-wide recycling and composting program, diverting about 58% of waste from landfills. You can help in SCU's waste diversion goals by learning what goes where.
Full story »

Behind the Scenes with Joe Pereira

Joe Pereira
We don’t often see the day-to-day operations that keep our beautiful campus looking so clean and tidy. And who helps in managing the waste our campus produces? Meet Joe. Full story »

News and Events

Having fun at a Waste Characterization
Stop Junk Mail San Jose | Wildlife Trafficking & Animal Conservation in Southeast Asia | Campus Sustainability Investment Fund Info Session | Managing Open Space in Santa Clara County | Waste Characterization | Poverty Simulation Full story »

Did You Know?

Dancers use tennis balls for massaging feet
Tennis balls, dance classes, and sustainability. An unlikely group for some, but not for us! Campus Recreation, Athletics and the Theater and Dance Department are teaming up to make a more sustainable SCU. Full story »

Take Action

Eco-Tray. Photo courtesy of Lauren Marie Moore.
Tips to take action in regards to decreasing waste! REDUCE through composting | REUSE Eco-Trays and other random containers | RECYCLE shoes, batteries, and energy bar wrappers | RESPECT the vision of less landfills Full story »

Fresh from the Forge: Wonders of Waste - Composting

Waste we do want it! The art of composting helps turn everything from tired, old plants or rotting fruit into beautiful nutrients for gardens everywhere. Full story »


The Center for Sustainability sends Sustainability Updates to SCU students, faculty, and staff through non-Essential SCU Global E-Mail Distribution Lists. Others are welcome to subscribe to these monthly e-mails using this link.


Read past Sustainability Update articles. Articles are sorted by tags for quick browsing. Visit the archives.

Suggest future content

Have a suggestion for a program or person we should showcase? Want an upcoming event included next month? Please contact the Center for Sustainability with your idea.