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Food & Agribusiness Institute: Leaders for a Better Future

Posted on 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. Read More »
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Drought: The Call to Conserve Water

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
The state of California is currently seeing the worst drought in modern history. Learn more about the drought and SCU’s plan on water conservation. Read More »
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2014 Residence Energy Challenge

Posted on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Lights out, SCU! This year, we have two leagues for the competing residence halls. Find out what you and your RLC can do to get ahead in 2014 Residence Energy Challenge. Read More »
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Solution for hard-to-recycle items: Terracycle

Posted on 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. Read More »

Frugal Innovation Lab: Engineering solutions for a sustainable world

Posted on 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." Read More »
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CITRUS: Intentional Living Off-Campus & Beyond

Posted on 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. Read More »
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Finding the spirituality of sustainability

Posted on 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. Read More »
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Students encourage accountability; garment workers' rights

Posted on Monday, Sep. 9, 2013
The Labor Action Committee (LAC), an empowerment group within the Santa Clara Community Action Program (SCCAP), advocates that workers receive their civil rights, are free of discrimination, and are able to organize. LAC’s latest campaign sheds national attention on the garment industry workplace. Read More »

Liaison network proliferates, creating a culture of sustainability

Posted on 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! Read More »
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Entertaining on a budget: How to get the party started

Posted on Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013
The Office of Sustainability teamed up with the Alumni Association's Life After SCU series to provide both a framework and handful of ideas on how to entertain guests with a limited budget and tips for becoming more self-sufficient, environmentally-conscious, and innovative. Read More »