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

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  •  Residence Halls Gear Up For Inaugural Energy Challenge

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
    Santa Clara University will kick off its inaugural Residence Energy Challenge on February 14 to encourage a low-energy diet for on-campus dwellers. Organizers believe the three-week contest between the university's Residential Learning Communities will unite students to slash wasteful energy use and promote more sustainable living.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
    Facts about SCU's sustainability initiatives. This month: Leavey Event Center.
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009
    SCU energy consumption has decreased by 14 percent since 2003.
  •  Joe Sugg, Assistant Vice President, University Operations

    Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009
    Joe Sugg has been a leader in creating a more sustainable campus. Joe oversees buildings management and construction, grounds management, energy use, waste management and purchasing policy. When asked how he came to view sustainability as a core Santa Clara value, Joe identified two personal triggers. First, he described how sustainability is more than being "green" it's about social justice and viable economics. Second, Joe learned to see sustainability as a good business practice.
  •  Saving the world, one flush at a time!

    Monday, Sep. 1, 2008

    New dual flush nozzles have been installed for trial use in the ladies restroom at Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center. Dual flush handles allow users to choose the amount of water needed for each toilet visit: pull up for liquid waste; push down for solid waste.

    A "liquid waste" or "Number 1" flush uses 1/3 less water than a typical flush. Test them out, and let us know what you think! E-mail with feedback, or leave a comment in Malley Center's Suggestion Box.

  •  Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center

    Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006
    A lot of energy is required to power the 45,000 square foot Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center  especially since the center is open over 17 hours a day most weekdays.
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