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

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  •  Millie Kenney: driving change to improve our commutes

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Millie Kenney
    Everyday, hundreds of people travel to and from campus. Millicent Kenney, SCU's Transportation Services Manager, oversees the flow and manages programs that can help ease the commute and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Does your bike need fixing? Tom Wheeler, '16 introduces the new fix-it stations in a 15-second video.
  •  Take Action: Sustainable Transit

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition homepage logo
    REDUCE the amount of driving you do. REUSE vintage bikes. RECYCLE vegetable oil for biofuels. RESPECT the electric car!
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    No need to travel too far to explore something new or exciting! Walk to one or all of our Fall Quarter Workshops at the Forge Garden. New this quarter: mid-week workshops! All events are free, open to the public, and family friendly.
  •  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
  •  Transportation services department brings sustainable programs to students, faculty, and staff at SCU

    Wednesday, May. 1, 2013
    In order to help SCU achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2015, the Transportation Services department has worked to bring a number of sustainable transportation options to campus. Read about Zipcar, Dero Zap, and more in this highlight of sustainable transportation at SCU.
  •  Did you Know?

    Wednesday, May. 1, 2013
    SCU is located just across the street from a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus stop. Hop on Bus 22 to head to downtown San Jose, and check out all the museums, theaters, and concerts this area has to offer. Read more about how, when, and where to catch Bus 22.
  •  Take Action

    Wednesday, May. 1, 2013
    Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to transportation. REDUCE: pollution by trip-chaining | REUSE: books about reduce, reuse, recycle | RECYCLE: use a certified Green Car Wash | RESPECT: your health with the AIRNow Mobile App.
  •  Zimride builds community

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    In an effort to reduce carbon emissions and foster community relations, Santa Clara University recently launched a new ride sharing program called Zimride--a social networking site that allows students, faculty, and staff to post rides for carpooling to work, school, events, or holiday trips home.
  •  Laurie Laird, Ignatian Center

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    On a Sunday morning, you could find Laurie riding her tandem bicycle through San Jose with her husband. On a daily basis, she cycles to SCU as many days as she can, although she finds riding in the rain particularly unpleasant. Read about Laurie's interests and how they relate to her professional life on the Mission Campus.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    You can use to plan a trip on public transit, join a carpool, get tips on how to "drive smart", learn about the various car sharing programs, get real time traffic and driving times map and even bicycle resource guides! Use to sustainably plan your next outing, weekend hike, trip to San Francisco, find out about traffic status and much more.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect related to transportation. REDUCE: speed | REUSE: donate shoes | RECYCLE: car tires | RESPECT: control speed changes
  •  News

    Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
    Over 1,300 members of the Santa Clara University community participated in last week's commute survey. Faculty typically travel 17 miles one-way, while the number drops for staff and students (13 and 14 miles, respectively). Also this month: Zimride Your Ride | Hiring: Sustainability Intern, Athletics and Recreation | Local farmers markets
  •  More Wheels When You Want Them; Eight New Zipcars on Campus

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
    Santa Clara University has expanded its partnership with Zipcar, bringing 8 new Zipcars to campus. These new cars bring with them a new program: CBL Affiliate memberships. For qualified students, SCU will waive the application fee and the first year's membership fee. In addition, CBL affiliates will also receive 12 free rental hours.
  •  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.
  •  Santa Clara Rolls Out Zipcar Service

    Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010
    No car? No problem. At least that's the message Santa Clara hopes to send when it officially launches its own Zipcar chapter this January. The car-sharing program, found in urban areas and other universities like Duke and USC, will allow faculty, staff and students to rent vehicles for dollars on the hour.
  •  Elizabeth DiCarlo, Class of '09

    Friday, May. 1, 2009
    Since this past June, when she read an article about a bike share program at Emory University in Atlanta, Elizabeth (Bea) DiCarlo has acquired the support of numerous faculty and staff, four partners, and, for the Santa Clara students, eight bicycles. Bronco Bikes' first month has been a great success, enabling students to have a fun, healthy, and sustainable alternative to driving.
  •  Bronco Bikes

    Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009
    Santa Clara students have a new way of getting around. Bronco Bikes, a student-created and operated bicycle sharing program, was inspired by similar initiatives at other universities, such as Emory and Duke. The program's four senior founders envision students using the bikes for recreation as well as for transportation, such as traveling to Arrupe Placements
  •  Human Resources is committed to a more sustainable SCU

    Monday, May. 1, 2006
    Staff members in Human Resources have been making great strides to reduce their use of energy, conserve resources, and educate others about sustainability.


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