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

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

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    Gary Vargas, action shot.
    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

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Profile: Tonya Nilsson
    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

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    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

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    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.
  •  Meet the Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) Crew

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    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

    Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
    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

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    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.
  •  Sustainability Champions celebrated

    Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
    By sharing a vision and taking action towards a healthier, happier, and more sustainable world, these individuals and their collaborative efforts have enhanced SCU's campus culture of sustainability. Join us in congratulating the 2012-13 Sustainability Champion Award recipients!
  •  Stephanie Hughes applies water quality consulting experience in the classroom

    Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
    Stephanie Hughes, Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, believes water is one of the most important resource topics of the coming decades. Read about her teaching and research interests and about her experience as a water consultant for Bay Area municipalities.
  •  Campus Recreation Director reduces energy consumption and waste in athletic facilities

    Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
    Janice DeMonsi, winner of the Staff Sustainability Champion Award, has worked to reduce energy consumption, water use, & waste production in the Pat Malley Fitness & Recreation Center. Read about how Janice has contributed to the campus culture of sustainability.
  •  One student's quest to live more sustainably

    Friday, Sep. 14, 2012
    What started as a project for a journalism class became one Santa Clara student's online guide to sustainable living for college students. Read more about Mandy Ferreira, '13, and her quest to live more sustainably while sharing her tips on her blog.
  •  Ryan Reynolds re-imagines waste through art

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    Professor of Drawing and Painting Ryan Reynolds has been active in the promotion of sustainability in the arts at SCU. Ryan created "Reduce Reuse Re-imagine" to emphasize the role of arts in developing sustainable communities. Read about this project and about Ryan's efforts to distinguish the importance and impact of the arts in raising awareness of sustainability on campus and in the Santa Clara community.
  •  Andrew Noonan, Class of 2014

    Friday, May. 4, 2012
    Into the Wild is a group that gives students who are passionate about the outdoors opportunities to go on hikes, camping trips, and to take part in other adventurous activities. Learn how Andrew Noonan, Class of 2014 and current Into the Wild President got involved, what the club is currently planning, and what he hopes for the club in the future.
  •  Laurie Laird, Ignatian Center

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    On a Sunday morning, you could find Laurie riding her tandem bicycle through San Jose with her husband. On a daily basis, she cycles to SCU as many days as she can, although she finds riding in the rain particularly unpleasant. Read about Laurie's interests and how they relate to her professional life on the Mission Campus.
  •  Chris Watt, Director of Utilities, University Operations

    Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
    It's pretty difficult to spend a day on campus without noticing something the University is doing to reduce energy consumption and increase its reliance on renewable energy. Students, faculty, and staff, more often than not, pass by without giving these initiatives a second thought. Though Chris Watt, Director of Utilities and Contract Maintenance, claims his last name had nothing to do with spurring him into a career dealing with energy, he has thought about the University's energy consumption on a daily basis for 25 years.
  •  Stephanie Hughes and the Joy of Garbage

    Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
    Few classes offered at Santa Clara University require sorting through trash on a Friday afternoon. However, twice this quarter, an army of students in hazmat suits marched to the Facilities yard to sort through trash from the Leavey, Loyola, and O'Connor buildings to collect data on SCU's current waste habits. These hands-on experiences are part of Stephanie Hughes' ENVS 10: The Joy of Garbage class, in which students learn what exactly happens to all our things.
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