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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, Jun. 2, 2011
    Santa Clara County has one of the highest concentrations of toxic sites in the nation. SCU's environmental justice organization, Bronco Leaders of Environmental Justice Investigating Truth (B-LEJIT), hosted a Toxics Tour that educated the participants on why Santa Clara is home to so many toxic sites and what these sites look like today.
  •  Contemplative Leadership and Sustainability Program

    Friday, May. 6, 2011
    Roughly one Friday a month, participants meet for a presentation from their peers about how fields like economics, accounting and marketing are addressing the issue of sustainability. Guest lecturers, professionals from non-profits and big business alike, share how sustainability affects their companies, sparking impressive Friday night dialogue. The following Saturday the group hikes at nearby open spaces like Castle Rock and Big Basin State Park, where they reflect on how to align their future professional behavior with their personal values.
  •  Accounting students win national sustainability competition

    Friday, May. 6, 2011
    Four junior accounting and AIS majors: Katelyn Daley, Rebecca Tien, Shannon Wang, and Linda Young received $1000 from KPMG for their project: "Bronco Urban Gardens Day of Awareness." The juniors' initial proposal involved a friendly mini-competition about eating locally, but evolved into a community event that will bring awareness to the garden, eating local produce, and environmental education. The Bronco Urban Garden Day of Awareness is set for Saturday, May 21 and will offer plenty of fun activities.
  •  Sustainability Teach-In, featuring David Orr, Ph.D.

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    Santa Clara's sustainability teach-in will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of Earth Week. The goal of the week is to spur dialogue about issues related to sustainability and environmental justice. The Commons at Kennedy Mall will host open classrooms, where faculty from several disciplines will lecture on a variety of sustainability-related topics, open to all. Events will also take place at Mayer Theatre and the Learning Commons.
  •  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.
  •  Comida and Conversation

    Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
    Comida and Conversation, or Food and Conversation, is the newest installment in the long list of Santa Clara Arrupe placements. One native English speaker partners with a native Spanish speaker from the Alma Community in San Jose. After a family-style dinner, peppered with vegetables from area Bronco Urban Gardens, partners speak in Spanish for thirty minutes and in English for thirty minutes.
  •  Winter Immersion Trips

    Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
    This December, thirty dedicated broncos will trade time with family and friends, for time with communities in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Lima, Peru. The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education sponsors two unique immersion trips during winter break through the Kolvenbach Solidarity Program. This year students will continue rebuilding homes in New Orleans and learn about the reality of Lima, including working in community garden programs.
  •  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.
  •  Bronco Urban Gardens

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
    The BUG crew is energized and ready to provide fresh, local food and empower the community to make healthy decisions about where their food comes from.
  •  Garden Design Party Gets Big Turnout

    Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
    Straddling bales of hay and munching on organic snacks, nearly 70 students, faculty and staff suggested ideas for Santa Clara's community garden at a design party led by landscape architect Al Green. The Oct. 23 event kicked off a new academic year planning and planting at the now-empty space one block north of campus.
  •  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.
  •  Join the Solar Decathlon's Outreach Team!

    Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008
    Students who enroll in ENVS 140: Sustainability Outreach will mentor local high school students as they compete in 10 categories to green their schools!
 

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