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  •  Take Action: While Traveling Abroad

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    While Studying Abroad. Photo Courtesy of SCU Flickr.
    Reduce: consumption
    Reuse: products and goods
    Recycle: in proper bins
    Respect: country's sustainability efforts
  •  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
  •  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
  •  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
  •  Take Action: Food

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    Farmworker Collage. Photo Courtesy of Jacob Anikulapo, Flickr via
    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
    RESPECT: Farm-to-fork
  •  Take Action: Water Conservation

    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
  •  Take Action: Energy and Climate

    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
  •  Take Action

    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
  •  Take Action

    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
  •  Take Action

    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
    smartphone app display
  •  Finding the spirituality of sustainability

    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.
  •  Take Action

    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.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
    clothes rack
    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.
  •  Liaison network proliferates, creating a culture of sustainability

    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!
  •  Take Action

    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
  •  Take Action

    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
  •  Take Action

    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.
  •  Take Action

    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.
  •  Take Action

    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.
  •  Take Action

    Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
    Clovers. Photo from Pixabay
    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.
 

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