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

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  •  Did You Know?

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    Lauren DiCioccio, Red Memo Pad, 2011, (cover) hand-embroidery on felt, (pages) machine-sewn cotton (all materials and source object scavenged from the Public Disposal Area at Recology SF), 4 x 6 in., Courtesy of the artist and Jack Fischer Gallery.
    The de Saisset Museum is showing an exhibition called "Reduce, Reuse, Re-Imagine" which highlights artists whose work is rooted in a zero-waste philosophy.
  •  Take Action

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    Tips on taking action related to back-to-school and purchasing:
    REDUCE: Commuter carbon emissions for climate neutrality
    REUSE: Electronics and fixing what you already have
    RECYCLE: Paper waste & duplex printing to go "zero-waste"
    RESPECT: Packing light and conserving resources
  •  Entertaining on a budget: How to get the party started

    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.
  •  Protecting our oceans, protecting our future: OCEANS club and the plastic water bottle ban

    Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
    Students in OCEANS club at Santa Clara explore their passion for marine conservation and ocean protection through partnerships with nonprofit organizations in the community. Read about the club and the work they have done to ban plastic water bottles on campus.
  •  Campus Recreation Director reduces energy consumption and waste in athletic facilities

    Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
    Janice DeMonsi, winner of the Staff Sustainability Champion Award, has worked to reduce energy consumption, water use, & waste production in the Pat Malley Fitness & Recreation Center. Read about how Janice has contributed to the campus culture of sustainability.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to house parties and Halloween. REDUCE: landfill waste by cutting back on candy wrappers | REUSE: old Halloween costumes | RECYCLE: red cups, corks, bottles, and cans | RESPECT: buy your pumpkins locally.
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Sep. 14, 2012
    All residence halls at Santa Clara now have duplex printing, which will minimize waste and help residents save on printing expenses.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
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    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to water. REDUCE: simple ways to reduce water use | REUSE: flavor your filtered water | RECYCLE: household hazardous waste | RESPECT: learn about your watershed
  •  Ryan Reynolds re-imagines waste through art

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    Professor of Drawing and Painting Ryan Reynolds has been active in the promotion of sustainability in the arts at SCU. Ryan created "Reduce Reuse Re-imagine" to emphasize the role of arts in developing sustainable communities. Read about this project and about Ryan's efforts to distinguish the importance and impact of the arts in raising awareness of sustainability on campus and in the Santa Clara community.
  •  Students, employees swap clothing; donate to local organizations

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    The 2nd Annual Swap for Good took place on May 14, as the Office of Sustainability and SCCAP partnered to create this clothing exchange and donation drive to benefit local organizations in the community. Read about this event, as well as Move Out 2012 to find out how you can make sustainable choices when moving out and can be a part of SCU's waste diversion and community donation efforts.
  •  Eco-Fashion and Art Show

    Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012
    The 2nd Annual Eco-Fashion and Art Show took place in early February to showcase student designers' talents in creating eco-fashion on the runway as well as artwork in a recycled art gallery. The event raised awareness of garment workers around the world and encouraged people to think about alternative uses and reuses of fashion. Watch a video of the event.
  •  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.


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