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Sustainability Update

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

  •  Athletics & Recreation Sustainability Initiatives

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Athletics and Recreation has undertaken numerous projects to integrate sustainability into the lives of all Bronco athletes, fitness lovers, and Malley Center users.
  •  Adam Irino: Helping Sustainable Lifestyles

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    With passionate motivation and creative solutions, Adam Irino has worked with Athletics and Recreation to make Santa Clara University a more sustainable campus.
  •  News and Events

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Summer workshop. Photo by Cara Uy.
    Food Recovery Network Volunteers Needed
    Sustainability Summer Series
    New Forge Garden Summer Hours
    Worm Composting Workshop
    Green Sports Alliance
    Bicycling Film & Discussion
    Family Giving Tree's Backpack Drive
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Santa Clara Athletics and Recreation recently partnered with the Green Sports Alliance, a non-profit network dedicated to improving sustainability in the sports industry.
    Green Sports, Advanced Search Google
  •  Take Action: Bronco Athletes

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Bike drawing. Courtesy of Alex Garcia.
    Reduce: your carbon footprint by biking or walking
    Reuse: the sun as a clothes dryer
    Recycle: infographics as active lifestyle tips for others
    Respect: your body and fuel it with wholesome food
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Spend time in a garden this summer and get a dose of "horticultural therapy."
  •  SCU Awarded Prestigious Business Environmental Award

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Santa Clara University recently received one of the highest 2014 Acterra Business Environmental Awards, the Acterra Award for Sustainability under the Large Organization category. Santa Clara was recognized for its environmental initiatives, social benefits, influence on the business community, and commitment to sustainability.
  •  Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative & Fellow Sean Roe

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Working with a local business Yolanda's Market. Photo courtesy of the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative
    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.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Volunteering for Move-Out donations
    Forge Garden Party (6/6)
    Environmental Art Awareness at SubZERO
    Bottled Water Free Graduate Commencement
    Bottled Water Free Undergraduate Commencement
    Volunteer for Apricot-Picking
    Move-out load truck
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Bottled Water Free Law Commencement, 2014.
    This year marks the first annual Bottled Water Free Commencement at SCU for Law, Grad, and Undergrad ceremonies, as well as the Alumni Picnic. Santa Clara will be joining dozens of schools across the nation in eliminating unnecessary waste, and promoting our sustainability and social justice values.
  •  Take Action: Vote with your Dollar

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Reduce: your consumption
    Reuse: products you already have
    Recycle: before disposing
    Respect: the companies you support
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    The Forge Garden is proud to promote and support sustainable businesses in our purchasing and public offerings.
  •  Redwood Groves: Immersion in Simplicity & Spirituality

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Redwoods Monastery, 2014
    The Ignatian Center has introduced a new immersion trip experience, one that is literally rooted in redwood groves and focuses on simplicity, spirituality, and sustainability.
  •  Dr. Dancer: The Freedom of a Simple Life

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    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.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Silicon Valley Bike Coalition: Bike to Work Day
    ESS Seminars
    Swap for Good Store
    International Day for Biological Diversity
    Drought Watch Speaker Event: Secretary Karen Ross
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Green Seal Certified
    SCU uses Green Seal Certified cleaning products.
  •  Take Action: Cleaning

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Cleaning products. Photo Courtesy of Stock Xchange.
    REDUCE: the use of harmful chemicals
    REUSE: the community’s leftover household products
    RECYCLE: old t-shirts as cleaning rags
    RESPECT: the labels on your cleaning products
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Organic produce
    Have you considered buying organic? If you haven't yet, try prioritizing the purchase of a few food items first and read on for more reasons you should make the full organic switch.
  •  Food & Agribusiness Institute: Leaders for a Better Future

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    FAI logo
    From Ghana to Burma and now Cuba, the Food and Agribusiness Institute takes students around the world to explore and experience challenges and solutions in the modern farming industry.
  •  Lisa McMonagle: Personal Commitment to Food Justice

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    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.
 

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