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  •  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?
  •  What Can I Do?

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect while dining on campus.
  •  Profile: Kyle Fitzsimmons

    Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
    When Kyle Fitzsimmons' older sister suggested he attend the spring 2008 Search Retreat, the then-freshman took her advice. Little did he know, Search would turn out to be one of the most defining experiences of his college career.
  •  Two New Sustainability Certifications

    Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
    This was a busy summer for the Office of Sustainability. Two new sustainability certifications were developed: the Sustainable Office Award Project (SOAP) for campus departments and programs, and the Sustainable Event Certification. For both certifications, three levels may be earned...
  •  Did You Know?

    Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
    Over 80 tons of furniture from Swig Hall was donated this summer.
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010
    Test your trash-sorting knowledge this month by taking our online quiz!
  •  Residence Life Eats Up Compostable Diningware

    Friday, Jul. 23, 2010
    Residence Life at Santa Clara University recently dished out a new initiative chalk full of sustainability - quite literally. Residential Learning Communities began replacing plastic utensils and disposable cups and plates at programming events last spring with biocompostable tableware. The renewed effort reveals a potential to reduce waste and boost compost collection across campus.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Jul. 23, 2010
    Two of this summer's Orientation Leaders, Nick Camilleri ('12) and Brett Zylstra ('13), star in a funny video detailing SCU's waste diversion programs.
  •  Students give back during move-out week

    Friday, Jun. 18, 2010
    For Santa Clara students, the first few weeks of June often bring the tragic collision of warm weather and finals. Mix in move out, and June becomes an all-out sprint to finish classes, catch up with friends, take advantage of sunny days and pack up your life. But in the rush of it all, students this year made a point to slow down and give back, and set a record for donations in the process.
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, May. 5, 2010
    Each year, Facilities, Housing, the GREEN Club, and the Office of Sustainability team up to help campus residents reduce waste during Move-Out in June. This year, even more organizations are joining in the effort.
  •  RecycleMania!

    Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010
    This is Santa Clara's fourth year competing in the RecycleMania: a nationwide friendly competition between colleges and universities to promote recycling awareness and reduce campus waste. The competition is a ten-week period that runs from January 17 through March 27.
  •  Matt Smith, Campus Ministry

    Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010
    When Matt Smith, Director of Social Justice Ministry at SCU's Campus Ministry, talks about ways he lives sustainably, he begins with a relatively simple concept: taking the train to work instead of driving.
  •  Did You Know?

    Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010
    To help the University reduce waste and move away from single-use water bottles, the Facilities department is making it easier for the campus community to refill our containers.
 

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