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A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.

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  •  Quick Guide to Proper Sorting

    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
    SCU operates a comprehensive university-wide recycling and composting program, diverting about 58% of waste from landfills. You can help in SCU's waste diversion goals by learning what goes where.
    Compost Items
  •  Behind the Scenes with Joe Pereira

    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
    We don’t often see the day-to-day operations that keep our beautiful campus looking so clean and tidy. And who helps in managing the waste our campus produces? Meet Joe.
  •  News and Events

    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
    Stop Junk Mail San Jose | Wildlife Trafficking & Animal Conservation in Southeast Asia | Campus Sustainability Investment Fund Info Session | Managing Open Space in Santa Clara County | Waste Characterization | Poverty Simulation
    Having fun at a Waste Characterization
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
    Tennis balls, dance classes, and sustainability. An unlikely group for some, but not for us! Campus Recreation, Athletics and the Theater and Dance Department are teaming up to make a more sustainable SCU.
    Dancers use tennis balls for massaging feet
  •  Take Action

    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to decreasing waste! REDUCE through composting | REUSE Eco-Trays and other random containers | RECYCLE shoes, batteries, and energy bar wrappers | RESPECT the vision of less landfills
    Eco-Tray. Photo courtesy of Lauren Marie Moore.
  •  Fresh from the Forge: Wonders of Waste - Composting

    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
    Waste we do want it! The art of composting helps turn everything from tired, old plants or rotting fruit into beautiful nutrients for gardens everywhere.
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Hosting an event using Mission Catering by Bon Appetit allows you to plan a sustainable & delicious on-campus event!
    Mission Catering by Bon Appetit, sample food table
  •  Take Action: Hosting a "green" party

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to hosting to sustainable summer parties! REDUCE single use containers | REUSE kegs and cups | Look for RECYCLABLE packaging | build community and encourage RESPECT
    Visuals Food Beer, Wikimedia Commons
  •  Take Action: Red Cup Pickup

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Reduce, reuse, recycle Solo cups and respect the neighborhood and our waterways!
    Red Cup Pickup with ASG, EMTs, APB.
  •  Lending Library: Save Money, Build Community

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Sharing a laminator
    The presence of this online platform for sharing items allows for more efficient use of resources between SCU organizations and departments.
  •  Chemistry Department Goes Beyond Green

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Lindsay Sperling
    Lindsay Sperling is modernizing general chemistry labs, challenging students to adopt sustainable chemistry practices like waste prevention and designing experiments for energy efficiency and degradation.
  •  Take Action: Source Waste

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Recycle Tower in residence halls
    Tips to take action in regards to source waste | REDUCE packaging | REUSE mugs | RECYCLE universal waste and more | RESPECT your stuff
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden: Food Waste Remedy

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Sketched Fruit from How-To: Worm Composting
    Reduce your kitchen waste in 5 steps! Here is a how-to guide to worm composting!
  •  Bronco Trends: Reusables on the Rise

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Responsible consumerism is more than being conscious about what we buy--it's about deciding if we need to buy new things in the first place. SCU is taking the lead in utilizing reusable products and reducing single-use items.
  •  Makena & Paloma: SCU's Food Shared, Not Wasted

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Makena Wong and Paloma Sisneros-Lobato were inspired to establish the Food Recovery Network at SCU after researching the organization for a project for their upper-division SLURP class.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Plastic bag.
    A plastic bag ban will be in effect across California grocery stores and pharmacies as early as July 1, 2015.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Fresh produce from Catalan Farms.
    Shopping for fresh food multiple times a week allows for all food to be eaten and enjoyed. Become a responsible food consumer: buy only what you need and share when you have too much.
  •  Take Action: Natural Resources

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    Our individual actions collectively can make a difference. REDUCE: paper junk mail to your home. REUSE: an eco-tray. RECYCLE: material into an eco-fashion outfit. RESPECT: our sources of water.
    Stop Junk Mail - San Jose
  •  Athletics & Recreation Sustainability Initiatives

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Bucky recycling. Photo courtesy of the Center for Sustainability.
    Athletics and Recreation has undertaken numerous projects to integrate sustainability into the lives of all Bronco athletes, fitness lovers, and Malley Center users.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Bottled Water Free Law Commencement, 2014.
    This year marks the first annual Bottled Water Free Commencement at SCU for Law, Grad, and Undergrad ceremonies, as well as the Alumni Picnic. Santa Clara will be joining dozens of schools across the nation in eliminating unnecessary waste, and promoting our sustainability and social justice values.


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