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  •  Chris Young

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    SCU disposes 5,385 lbs. of waste, 1,243 lbs. of recycling, and 500 lbs. of compostable materials each day. Our waste disposal operation is a complex process, overseen by Chris Young and the recycling and waste crew. Learn how Chris got involved, what he thinks about SCU's waste and recycling systems, and several initiatives that led to a 20 percent reduction in landfill waste.
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    Paper towels are compostable! Find out how the Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center is working hard to make Santa Clara University a more sustainable place.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect, related to waste. REDUCE: Make your coffee at home | REUSE: Donate or save your extra Mardi Gras beads for next year | RECYCLE: Rinse your plastic drink bottles and containers and then recycle them | RESPECT: Volunteer some of your time to a local community center
  •  Conner Mulrooney, Class of 2012

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    Conner's work has impacted the Santa Clara community by placing convenient and accessible water filter stations in heavily trafficked areas of campus such as in Benson, Malley Fitness Center, and all residence halls. Conner's work is receiving strong recognition from the community and he's proud that the water filling stations are getting good use and actually working to reduce the amount of plastic water bottles on campus.
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    Do you need a Halloween Costume for this year's spooky day? Learn about convenient opportunities to reuse costumes.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    Tips to REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, and RESPECT, related to Halloween.
  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    The SCU Classifieds are a way to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle right here on campus.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    This month's "What Can I Do?" examines ways to make those move-in purchases more sustainable. Reduce what you buy | Reuse items | Recycle properly by learning the rules | Respect: support fair labor
  •  Preserving Campus History

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    We tend to think about sustainability in terms of the present and the future. But how do we sustainably preserve the past? Although most Broncos are familiar with the Mission Church, many are unaware of the efforts that SCU takes to preserve its cultural and historical heritage. The efforts of the archaeological team, the de Saisset Museum, the California Legacy Project, and others on campus demonstrate the importance of preserving our diverse cultural heritage in a sustainable and engaging manner.
  •  Broncos Move Out and Give Back

    Friday, Jul. 1, 2011
    As our campus residents move out in June, they have been donating their clothes, shoes, and small furniture items to Goodwill Industries of Silicon Valley since 2006. Two years ago, Marquita Coe of the Registrar's Office (on behalf of the Staff Senate) added the opportunity for residents and the broader campus community to donate linens to local shelters. Facilities collects carpets and electronic waste (anything with an electric cord or battery) for responsible recycling, besides collecting cardboard and mixed recycling.
  •  Rev. Aimee Moiso

    Friday, Jul. 1, 2011
    Being creative and being sustainable could be two very distinct and separate qualities. Campus Ministry's Director of Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministries Reverend Aimee Moiso proves this assumption wrong. Recently highlighted at a Human Resources workshop about repurposing, Moiso illustrated how her crafts made from reused and salvaged materials can save money and conserve resources.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Friday, Jul. 1, 2011
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect... creatively! Reduce: substitute non-toxic products for chemical cleaners | Reuse: things to do with old pantyhose | Recycle: Host a swap party | Respect: give someone else the opportunity to reuse
  •  Living Green in the Neighborhood

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    In a partnership with Associated Student Government, the Office of Sustainability developed Living Green in the Neighborhood, a program that helps students in off-campus houses and apartments live more sustainably, celebrates the actions they are taking independently, encourages them to implement more sustainable practices, and rewards them with a prize. The objective: participants carry the ideas of sustainable living with them after leaving Santa Clara and implement them in their future homes.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect while packing up and moving out. Reduce: don't accumulate stuff during the year | Reuse: carpets, lamps, bedding | Recycle: lots of recycling available, see tips specific to each residence hall | Respect: donate to Goodwill in each residence hall lobby
  •  Chris Freeburg, '11

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    Senior Chris Freeburg is on a mission: to build a University-wide commitment to be "Water Bottle Free." He sees this project as a means for social change, education, and awareness; it's not simply about forbidding students to purchase bottled water. "This pledge is not just a Band-Aid solution to a problem on-campus; it is part of a larger change of consciousness in our society about our consumption and our waste," Freeburg said. He hopes to garner more support for the "Water Bottle Free" pledge from the campus community during Earth Week.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect, related to education and learning. Reduce: impact, get involved | Reuse: school supplies | Recycle: text books | Respect: join BEE outside!
  •  What Can I Do?

    Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect while conserving energy on campus. Reduce: help peers remember | Reuse: repurpose items | Recycle: light bulb recycling | Respect: CFL cleanup
  •  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
  •  Stephanie Hughes and the Joy of Garbage

    Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
    Few classes offered at Santa Clara University require sorting through trash on a Friday afternoon. However, twice this quarter, an army of students in hazmat suits marched to the Facilities yard to sort through trash from the Leavey, Loyola, and O'Connor buildings to collect data on SCU's current waste habits. These hands-on experiences are part of Stephanie Hughes' ENVS 10: The Joy of Garbage class, in which students learn what exactly happens to all our things.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
    Do you have an old cell phone, computer or other e-waste collecting dust in a drawer or closet?
 

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