A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.
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Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
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
Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
Reduce: your consumption
Reuse: products you already have
Recycle: before disposing
Respect: the companies you support
Friday, May. 2, 2014
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
Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
Tips to lessen your food waste and how to be an informed eater.
REDUCE: Smaller portion sizes
REUSE: The best to-go ware
RECYCLE: Composting food scraps
Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect for water conservation.
REDUCE: cleaning & gardening
REUSE: graywater tips
RECYCLE: conserving behaviors
RESPECT: water and food
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect regarding energy & climate
REDUCE: time spent indoors
REUSE: textiles & clothes
RECYCLE: cell phones & electronics
RESPECT: facts about climate change
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle and respect for a zero-waste 2014 resolution.
REDUCE: the amount you purchase
REUSE: last year’s materials
RECYCLE: holiday leftovers with help from Earth 911
RESPECT: local recycling facilities and their employees
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
Tips to dominate in the Hoofprint Challenge!
REDUCE: shower time and conserve water
REUSE: a hot thermal mug for holiday drinks
RECYCLE: energy bar wrappers and beauty products
RESPECT: the local community and volunteer an hour at the Forge Garden
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
Tips on taking action with the help of your smartphone:
REDUCE: by finding carpool rides & paperless lists
REUSE: by closet swapping
RECYCLE: by identifying nearby facilities
RESPECT: with buycotting
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, Oct. 3, 2013
Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle and respect, related to food.
REDUCE: meat intake. Try pescatarianism!
REUSE: leftovers for tomorrow's snack.
RECYCLE: food packaging.
RESPECT: business in your backyard.
Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to being more conscientious about clothes and fashion:
REDUCE: Buy less. Swap/trade more.
REUSE: Give clothes a second-life or give to someone else.
RECYCLE: A good excuse to be crafty...with Pinterest.
RESPECT: Think about the global journey of your clothes.
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!
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
Tips on taking action related to back-to-school and purchasing:
REDUCE: Commuter carbon emissions for climate neutrality
REUSE: Electronics and fixing what you already have
RECYCLE: Paper waste & duplex printing to go "zero-waste"
RESPECT: Packing light and conserving resources
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
Tips to take action: related to celebrations.
REDUCE: carbon emissions by using a propane grill
REUSE: popsicle molds for cool treats
RECYCLE: serve beverages from companies who strive to go zero-waste and recycle resources
RESPECT: our skies when celebrating, especially with fireworks
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to water-wise gardening. REDUCE: excess watering by shortening time limits on automatic irrigation systems | REUSE: water by installing a rainwater catchment system | RECYCLE: compost-rich gardens are also water-efficient | RESPECT: the natural climate and neighboring communities when thinking about watering.
Wednesday, May. 1, 2013
Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to transportation. REDUCE: pollution by trip-chaining | REUSE: books about reduce, reuse, recycle | RECYCLE: use a certified Green Car Wash | RESPECT: your health with the AIRNow Mobile App.
Friday, Apr. 5, 2013
Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to giving back. REDUCE: join a sustainability organization and work on a campaign like the water bottle ban | REUSE: returnable glass milk bottles and ice cream cones | RECYCLE: your hair with Locks of Love | RESPECT: adhere to and inform others of SCU smoking policies.
Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to a sustainable St. Patrick's Day. REDUCE: the number of bottles you buy | REUSE: your old St. Patrick's Day decorations | RECYCLE: all your bottles, cans, and red solo cups | RESPECT: learn about the Feast of St. Patrick.
Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
We are in the midst of the 4th annual Residence Energy Challenge, taking place in February. The Challenge kicked off with "SCU Unplugged," featuring Supertonic, The JurassiC, & The Vanities. Show your enthusiasm: post on the Sustainability at SCU Facebook page, mention @sustainablescu on Twitter, and tag #sustainablescu in Instagram. Read about the event & get ready for the month-long Energy Challenge!