A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.
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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
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
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
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
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.
Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
Sustainable Energy and Social Responsibility | Spring Break with BUG | Swap for Good | Going Native Garden Tour | Sustainability Teach-In
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
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
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
Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
150 Mile Thanksgiving | REI Service Day | Cleantech Outlook | Green Club | The Forge | Design Contest
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
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
Friday, Jun. 18, 2010
This month's events: Dig gardening? Here's your fix | Green a concert, catch a show
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
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
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.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
The Benefits of Bees, Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference, Webinar Series - Generation Green: Educating Students for a Green Economy
Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010
Alumna to Teach Green Living Workshops | Presentation Will Focus on Sustainable Agriculture
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009
Students Can Take Care of Fines With Food Donations
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
Sustainability-related events happening on campus and in the community. This month's events include: Waste Characterization, SF Green Festival, Compost Theme Song Contest, and the Santa Clara County Master Composter Program.