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A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.

  •  Lending Library: Save Money, Build Community

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Sharing a laminator
    The presence of this online platform for sharing items allows for more efficient use of resources between SCU organizations and departments.
  •  Chemistry Department Goes Beyond Green

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Lindsay Sperling
    Lindsay Sperling is modernizing general chemistry labs, challenging students to adopt sustainable chemistry practices like waste prevention and designing experiments for energy efficiency and degradation.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Eco-Fashion 2014 models, Channing and Danielle
    The Last Day of Christmas | SCOOPS: Overcoming the Winter Slump | Student Employees Engaging in Discussions of Sustainability | LOCALS Social: HouseWORMing Party | Sustainable Food Summit | Eco-Fashion & Art Show | Crude Awakening Educational Forum
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    SCU Gone Wild Squirrel, photo courtesy of SCU Gone Wild
    SCU has Gone Wild! See how Broncos are reflective and sustainable at home and abroad, and add your own observations to the database!
  •  Take Action: Source Waste

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Recycle Tower in residence halls
    Tips to take action in regards to source waste | REDUCE packaging | REUSE mugs | RECYCLE universal waste and more | RESPECT your stuff
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden: Food Waste Remedy

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Sketched Fruit from How-To: Worm Composting
    Reduce your kitchen waste in 5 steps! Here is a how-to guide to worm composting!
  •  A BUG's Life: Social Justice in San Jose Communities

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) and the Thriving Neighbors Initiative empower communities and promote environmental justice and education among at-risk youth.
    BUG classroom, reading
  •  Jesse Bernal: Turning the Tables on Inequality

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    Jesse Bernal at his bookshelf
    Jesse Bernal shares about the new Office of Diversity and Inclusion and illustrates how diversity and inclusion are related to sustainability.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    LOCALS group at Trailhead
    Eco-Fashion Designer Sign-Ups | Consumption and the Environment Webinar | SCOOPS December Meeting | LOCALS Social at Zion | Geo for Good - Google Earth speaker | Water Catchment Workshop | Craft Market | Random Kindness and Community Resilience
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    GSBI Fellows
    The Center for Science, Technology, and Society has sponsored over 200 social entrepreneurs from around the world and sends about 15 Santa Clara University undergraduates to research with these entrepreneurs each year.
  •  Take Action: Like a Good Neighbor

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    Tips to take action in regards to building community | REDUCE time indoors | REUSE: materials for a garden | RECYCLE: mail | RESPECT the neighborhood
    Girls Cross Country's Herb Garden,
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden: SCU Connects Local Farmers with Our Community

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    CSA Vegetable Pile
    SCU connects a local farm with our community, promoting a mutually beneficial service of creating a livelihood for people and providing food.
  •  Bronco Trends: Reusables on the Rise

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Responsible consumerism is more than being conscious about what we buy--it's about deciding if we need to buy new things in the first place. SCU is taking the lead in utilizing reusable products and reducing single-use items.
  •  Makena & Paloma: SCU's Food Shared, Not Wasted

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    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.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    SCU presents at national sustainability conference | Borrow a Home Energy Saving Toolkit | Energy-Saving Tips and Tool Lending Library | Election Day | SCOOPS November Meeting | Eco-Fashion Designer Workshops | Eco-Fashion Model+Designer Meetup | Global Social Benefit Fellowship Round Tables | Winter Garden Workshop
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Plastic bag.
    A plastic bag ban will be in effect across California grocery stores and pharmacies as early as July 1, 2015.
  •  Take Action: Mindful Citizenship

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Student sewing for the Eco-Fashion Show.
    Tips to take action in regards to being a mindful citizen | REDUCE: your purchases | REUSE: what you already have in unconventional ways | RECYCLE: product packaging | RESPECT: your right as a citizen and vote
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Fresh produce from Catalan Farms.
    Shopping for fresh food multiple times a week allows for all food to be eaten and enjoyed. Become a responsible food consumer: buy only what you need and share when you have too much.
  •  Mission Sustainable Challenge: A Busy Person's Retreat

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    Has the world given much thought to how we will be powering, funding, or nourishing the future? Even as busy individuals, we can spare a daily moment of reflection and action to create a more sustainable future.
    Erin and Geoff accepting the Mission Sustainable Challenge
  •  Anderson Barkow, '15 continues the Wild tradition

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    It only took one student to lead the way for Into the Wild to go from operating out of a student's room to becoming a chartered student organization (CSO). Anderson Barkow '15 was inspired by the Into the Wild vision and will now continue to drive the direction as President.
    Anderson Barkow profile
 

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