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

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  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
    Tennis balls, dance classes, and sustainability. An unlikely group for some, but not for us! Campus Recreation, Athletics and the Theater and Dance Department are teaming up to make a more sustainable SCU.
    Dancers use tennis balls for massaging feet
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
    A new Athletics souvenir cup entitles Broncos to bring their sustainable lifestyle to game days!
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Sep. 10, 2015
    The Global Fellows Program is a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on global citizenship and shaping students to become men and women of the world.
    LSB Global Fellows in Gambia. Photo courtesy of the SCU Leavey School of Business.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    Want to read a book written by one of our SCU faculty? Looking to learn more about sustainability? Check out this list of sustainability-related books written by SCU Faculty for some great summer reads!
    Faculty Authored Books. Photo courtesy of Erin Murphy.
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Hosting an event using Mission Catering by Bon Appetit allows you to plan a sustainable & delicious on-campus event!
    Mission Catering by Bon Appetit, sample food table
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015
    Human Resources and the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education have partnered to offer workshops to non-profit community partners.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    The Educated Partier program aims to foster a healthy and sustainable environment for students off-campus in cooperation with the Office of Student Life, the Associated Student Government, and the Santa Clara Police Department.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
    Did you know that SCU has a variety of ways that students and employees can become involved with Dining Services on campus? Check out these groups and share your innovative ideas today!
    Adobe Lodge Board
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Save water (and water-dwellers) with a sustainable diet, provided by SCU Dining Services by Bon Appetit.
    Shrimp Cocktail - Seafood.
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Energy Challenge 2015 logo
    The 6th Annual Energy Challenge calls for students to “Turn Down For Watts!”
  •  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!
  •  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.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    They say “brown is the new green.” SCU has been purple since 2003! Purple pipes bring recycled water to campus, enabling the University to reduce our use of fresh water for irrigation.
    Purple-Grass-Kenna. They say
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Does your bike need fixing? Tom Wheeler, '16 introduces the new fix-it stations in a 15-second video.
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Into the Wild-Locally. Photo courtesy of Into the Wild.
    Into the Wild, SCU's latest Charted Student Organization, takes students on local, off-campus adventures, to learn more about our local community and how to live sustainably.
  •  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.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Green Seal Certified
    SCU uses Green Seal Certified cleaning products.
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    BUG kids from archives
    Learn more about Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG), a holistic program that provides food education services for San José youth.
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    Tap water is better than bottled water for monetary, environmental, and social reasons. Learn more and support the student-led campaign on campus in promoting tap water over bottled water.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Do you turn off your computer at the end of each day? Computers that have not been shut down, even when not in use, consume watts of energy. Learn about a great program on campus to reduce the energy usage of our computers.


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