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  •  News and Events

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    Energy Challenge Begins | AESS conference hosted at SCU | Eco-Fashion and Art Show designer workshop 1/17 | SCOOPS Fair 1/19 | WASTE LAND screening 1/19 | Kinetic Sound Sculpture Lecture and Demo 2/1 | Eco-Fashion and Art Show 2/2
  •  Events

    Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
    This year's annual Holiday Food & Fund Drive is upon us! Learn about several ways you can donate food to Second Harvest Food Bank. ALSO THIS MONTH: Documentary Making for Social Justice | Energy Challenge | SCOOPS Fair
  •  Events

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    A solar advocate will share information about a group-purchase opportunity for residential photovoltaic systems. Wednesday 10/5 and Thursday 10/6. He will share information about the various kinds of equipment, changes to the industry, net metering, local rebates, and will provide general advice for homeowners. ALSO HAPPENING THIS MONTH: Prashant Olalekar, S.J. from Mumbai Arrives on Campus for Two-Week Residency | Green Careers for All Majors | Foragers, Farmers, Missionaries and Traders: Cultural and Environmental Change on the Fringe of the Kalahari Desert | 3rd Annual Bay Area Leadership & Social Justice Conference | The Tech Awards Nexus Conference | Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Sign Up
  •  Events

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    The Hunger Issues Forum is a one-day event for current (and aspiring) Hunger-Free Community Organizers. It will address food access, healthy eating and highlight trends such as hunger among families, children and seniors. The Forum is designed to spark conversation and action to strengthen our community's safety net. Learn about emerging trends in local hunger through the 2010 Hunger Index from Drew Starbird, Ph.D., Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. If you are passionate about closing the meal gap, this is the place for you.
  •  Events

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    "The Lure and Lore of Yosemite" is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of art, literature and ephemera relating to the history of the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove. Visitors to the exhibit will get a powerful sense of the impact of tourism on Yosemite in the decades between 1870 and 1900. ALSO HAPPENING THIS MONTH: Farmers Market on Campus | Sustainability 101 | Global Social Benefit Incubator Business Plan Summary Presentations | 4th Annual Hunger Issues Forum
  •  Events

    Friday, Jul. 1, 2011
    Throughout the summer, the Adobe Lodge will host a weekly farmers market, featuring organic produce. Marsha Habib, farmer and AmeriCorps volunteer with Bronco Urban Gardens brings seasonal produce from the BUG Farm and nearby farms in Hollister. Last week's market showcased summer squash, kale, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, and beautifully sweet strawberries. Also happening this month: Free Concerts in the Park | Consumption and Environment Speaker Series
  •  Events

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    Final exams, end-of-term research papers and group projects are stressful enough without having to worry about final exams, end-of-term research papers, and group projects. The Office of Sustainability is trying to make your week a little easier. Look for post-it notes on residence hall doors to serve as reminders with instructions for waste diversion. Outside each residence, designated areas will be set up for recycling, old carpets, e-waste, and food, linen and clothes donations. Also happening this month: Author of The Kite Runner, SCU alumnus to speak at graduation | The Sharing Revolution | 10th Annual CA Higher Ed Sustainability Conference
  •  Events

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    BP Oil Spill Documentary Screening with Env. Law Society | The Business of Bread | When Santa Clara Dogs Go Bad: An Ecocritical Look at Jack London's Most Feral Protagonist | Sustainable Business Panel Discussion | Green Career Expo | Diversity Leadership Conference | Annual Library Book Sale
  •  Residence Energy Challenge

    Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
    The Residence Energy Challenge is making a big impression across campus. Open to off-campus residents, the Challenge is a way for students to get involved with sustainability and learn how to save energy. The Housing Office is sponsoring the grand prize; winning residents choose from: a communal Nintendo Wii or PlayStation, tickets to a Giants game (10 tickets/ton CO2 avoided) or a donation of water filters to a Honduras village in the name of the winning building's residents. The winning off-campus house will be reimbursed for its electricity bills during the Challenge.
  •  Events

    Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
    Sustainable Energy and Social Responsibility | Spring Break with BUG | Swap for Good | Going Native Garden Tour | Sustainability Teach-In
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
    Living Green in the Neighborhood | 2nd Annual Residence Energy Challenge | Eco-Fashion Show | Follow Your Food: Carrots | The Business of Organic Beer | Garden Club
  •  News and Events

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    The Residence Energy Challenge | Living Green in the Neighborhood | Winter in the Forge Community Garden | Alternative Bike Parking | Free screening of FRESH | Speaker: Joel Salatin | 1st Annual Eco-Fashion Show | Save Caltrain Summit
  •  News and Events

    Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
    What gives off enough clean energy to power 129 average-sized American homes for an entire year? Santa Clara's newly activated 967.68 kilowatt solar energy system. All those solar panels on top of the parking garage, the Leavey Event Center and the Pat Malley Recreation Center, are projected to generate 1.42 million kilowatt hours of clean energy in their first full year of operation. Also this month: Living Green in the Neighborhood | Holiday Food Drive | Family Giving Tree | Tech Award Showcase | Chill Out and win $1000
  •  Events

    Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
    150 Mile Thanksgiving | REI Service Day | Cleantech Outlook | Green Club | The Forge | Design Contest
  •  Events

    Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
    Upcoming events: Garden Party | Leadership and Social Justice Conference | Campus Sustainability Week | Western Conversations Keynote | Volunteer Hours at the Forge | Santa Clara Farmers Market | EcoGreen Group: Bridging the Energy Gap
  •  News & Events

    Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010
    This month in News & Events: Jesuits Convene Task Force on Ecology | Valley Businesses Named Leading Renewable Energy Customers | Recycled Water a Cool Topic at Industry Forum | Entrepreneurs to Shine Light on Renewable Energy | Local Company Hosts Energy Competition
  •  Events

    Friday, Jun. 18, 2010
    This month's events: Dig gardening? Here's your fix | Green a concert, catch a show
  •  Events

    Wednesday, May. 5, 2010
    This month's events: Lecture targets sustainability skeptics | Solar investment workshop | Students educate peers about Pepsi cups and composting | Food and food waste workshop | TOMS "Style Your Sole" party | Library hosts new art exhibit from abroad program
  •  Events

    Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010
    This month's events: The Catholic Green Initiative of Santa Clara County: Town Hall Meeting on Environmental Stewardship | Guest Artist Series: Performance and Workshop | 40th Annual Senior Design Conference | National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program Webinar | Earth Week 2010 Events
  •  News & Events

    Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010
    Santa Clara University's inaugural Residence Energy Challenge "Watch Your Energy Savings Grow in the Dark" has come to a close. Sobrato (Loyola RLC) emerged as the top building for energy savings. Also this month: Living Green in the Neighborhood, SCU delegation attended Ignatian Family Teach-in, EPA Environmental Justice Video Contest, Wild Zone Family Play Day, and Power to the People: Renewable Energy for the Underserved.


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