A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.
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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.
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.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
David Popalisky’s visionary class takes its second trek from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, covering over 225 miles on foot.
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.
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.
Friday, May. 2, 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.
Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
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.
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
Our campus collects certain items that would have been sent to the landfill after one use, but are now being upcycled to a create new products.
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
In SCU's School of Engineering, a groundbreaking new program contributes to the University vision of building a more humane, just, and sustainable world. Founded by Professor Radha Basu, the Frugal Innovation Lab (FIL) is an epitome of the School's theme, "Engineering with a Mission."
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
Community Initiative To Restore Urban Sustainability (CITRUS), is a cooperative-style and eco-friendly house for SCU students located just a few blocks north of campus. Sustainable living in the house is achieved using a three-pronged approach: responsible resource management, functional design, and community education/outreach.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
Every day in October, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff, are contemplating the spiritual components of their sustainability behaviors through the Mission Sustainable Challenge.
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
Members of the Sustainability Liaison Network engage their peers to develop a culture of sustainability at SCU. Collectively, the liaisons are making a big impact on campus every year!
Wednesday, May. 1, 2013
In order to help SCU achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2015, the Transportation Services department has worked to bring a number of sustainable transportation options to campus. Read about Zipcar, Dero Zap, and more in this highlight of sustainable transportation at SCU.
Friday, Apr. 5, 2013
The Leavey Challenge seeks to raise over $1 million for the Santa Clara Fund this year. The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation will donate $1 million to the Santa Clara Fund if at least 9,000 SCU undergraduate alumni make a donation of any amount. Read more about the challenge and learn how you can give back and leave a legacy at SCU.
Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
Bottled water is advertised as the cleaner and healthier choice for drinking water, but the truth is that bottled water is usually the same quality as the water coming out of your tap. Unlike tap water, however, bottled water poses health risks and is also extremely wasteful. Read more about Santa Clara University's efforts to promote reusable drinking water and to implement recycled water on campus.
Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012
Students at Santa Clara University have numerous opportunities to spend Spring Break gaining international experience living among different cultures while giving back to underprivileged communities. Read about four different immersion programs that took place this past Spring Break, and find out how you can take advantage of these opportunities in the future.
Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
When Santa Clara students decide to make a difference, the results can be quite impressive. With dozens of registered student clubs and organizations (RSOs) and many more informal movements, undergraduates have created lasting and meaningful impacts on campus life. One area in which students have taken a particular interest is sustainability.
Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
We tend to think about sustainability in terms of the present and the future. But how do we sustainably preserve the past?
Although most Broncos are familiar with the Mission Church, many are unaware of the efforts that SCU takes to preserve its cultural and historical heritage. The efforts of the archaeological team, the de Saisset Museum, the California Legacy Project, and others on campus demonstrate the importance of preserving our diverse cultural heritage in a sustainable and engaging manner.
Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010
This academic year marked the launch of the Sustainable Living Council to promote more environmentally-conscious habits in Santa Clara University residence halls.