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Loyola RLC wins Energy Challenge
For winning both categories, the Loyola RLC will receive 30 pairs of Toms shoes, three pairs of Toms designer sunglasses, 20 $50 gift cards for Toms sunglasses, 20 $25 Zipcar gift certificates, and finally, a special pizza and ice cream celebration this Thursday in The Bronco!
Congratulations to all on a great competition! Together we saved 16,770.5 kWh (that's 13 tons of carbon dioxide emissions) over the period of just one month!
Catalan Family Farm delivers produce boxes to campus
Catalan Family Farms is an organic farm in Hollister California owned and run by Maria Catalan. Maria is one of the first Latina immigrant women to own her own farm. Maria runs the farm with her three children. She believes in organic farming and sustainable farming practices, including water conservation, composting, and using cover crops.
Boxes delivered to Santa Clara will start in the beginning of March and will be delivered every other Tuesday. Boxes will include a variety of seasonal produce including (but not limited to) apples, cucumbers, kale, beans, leeks peanuts, cherries, garlic, grapes, squash, tomatoes and walnuts. This is fantastic opportunity to eat fresh, local and support California women organic farmers. Thank you to Laurie Laird and the Ignatian Center for building SCU's relationship with the Catalan family and coordinating the CSA for many years. The Office of Sustainability is happy to be a part of this campus tradition!
Seniors: sign the Graduation Pledge for Social and Environmental Sustainability
“I pledge to explore and to take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and to try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work.” Sign it now!
B.U.G. Elementary School Garden Workday
E-waste drive with Green Mouse Recycling
Earth Day Festival Planning Committee
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
International Zero Waste Week
The Forge Showcase
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