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  •  San Francisco to Yosemite: Walking Across California

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Walk Across California, Mt. Diablo Descent. Photo by Analisa Fuentes
    David Popalisky’s visionary class takes its second trek from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, covering over 225 miles on foot.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Organic produce
    Have you considered buying organic? If you haven't yet, try prioritizing the purchase of a few food items first and read on for more reasons you should make the full organic switch.
  •  Food & Agribusiness Institute: Leaders for a Better Future

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    FAI logo
    From Ghana to Burma and now Cuba, the Food and Agribusiness Institute takes students around the world to explore and experience challenges and solutions in the modern farming industry.
  •  Thane Kreiner: Directing global innovation-based entrepreneurship

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    When the opportunity to be at the Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) arose, it was a dream come true for Thane Kreiner, one that came a bit early, yet fulfilled his desire to work on science and technology purely for social benefit.
  •  Finding the spirituality of sustainability

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    Every day in October, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff, are contemplating the spiritual components of their sustainability behaviors through the Mission Sustainable Challenge.
  •  Bob Lubecky sustains wholesome dining experience for campus

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
    One of humanity's greatest impacts with the earth is the relationship with food. Robert "Bob" Lubecky strives to create a more sustainable dining experience for SCU and in the process, is helping to change the way the food industry works.
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
    Santa Clara University runs a program for social enterprise collaboration called the Global Social Benefit Incubator in the Center for Science, Technology, and Society. Read about this world renowned program and how it helps to empower women in developing countries.
  •  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.
  •  Alternative Spring Breaks

    Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012
    Students at Santa Clara University have numerous opportunities to spend Spring Break gaining international experience living among different cultures while giving back to underprivileged communities. Read about four different immersion programs that took place this past Spring Break, and find out how you can take advantage of these opportunities in the future.
  •  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.
  •  Students define, measure community resources

    Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
    Students apply their GIS skills on class projects exploring issues like food security in San Jose by measuring the distribution of liquor stores vs. healthier food resources (e.g., farmers' markets or supermarkets). Two students from last fall's class of GIS got jobs after graduation based off of their GIS skills.
  •  News

    Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
    Campus Maps Show Water Filling Stations, Compost Bins, and more! Filling your reusable water bottle just got a little easier! Water fountains and goose-neck fillers (which allow you to fill a water bottle while holding it upright) are identified on one campus map, called "Water Filling Stations". ALSO THIS MONTH: Sustainability and Catholic Higher Education: A Toolkit for Mission Integration | Learn about and help plan for rapid transit along El Camino Real
  •  Juan Velasco, Associate Professor, English and Modern Languages

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    You won't find Professor Juan Velasco talking about global climate change, energy conservation, or recycling in his courses. He doesn't preach the importance of buying a hybrid vehicle, and is not a member of the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department. Yet, students leave his classes with a deeper understanding of sustainability that Santa Clara University seeks to address.
  •  Events

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
    "The Lure and Lore of Yosemite" is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of art, literature and ephemera relating to the history of the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove. Visitors to the exhibit will get a powerful sense of the impact of tourism on Yosemite in the decades between 1870 and 1900. ALSO HAPPENING THIS MONTH: Farmers Market on Campus | Sustainability 101 | Global Social Benefit Incubator Business Plan Summary Presentations | 4th Annual Hunger Issues Forum
  •  News

    Friday, Jul. 1, 2011
    A student team developed a carbon footprint calculator for use at SCU, part of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics' Environmental Ethics Fellowship. The tool measures SCU students' greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy use, waste production, partying, travel to and from home during vacations, food consumption, and more. Samantha Juda, '13, was interviewed on a national radio news program about the online tool. More news this month: Art Exhibition Explores Homelessness: 1930's to Today | Santa Clara University Receives National Recognition for Community Service | Santa Clara University's School of Engineering to Launch New Scholar Program for Photovoltaic Research with $1.3 Million Gift | Alum John Cruden named President of Environmental Law Institute | New Department at Santa Clara University to Prepare Students for Studies and Careers in Environmental Fields
  •  Hazella Bowmani

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    Hazella Bowmani, a Technology Training Specialist in the University Library, is a champion for sustainability on-campus and off. She has her hand in several on-campus organizations related to sustainability, organizes educational events, and still finds time to ride her bike to and from work every single day.
  •  News

    Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011
    Not too long ago, the mention of "B-LEJIT" would most likely be met with puzzled looks and a garbled attempt at pronouncing the acronym (pronounced "Be Legit"). Now, not only have the Bronco Leaders of Environmental Justice Investigating Truth increased their visibility on campus through their participation in campus projects such as the Tunnel of Oppression, but starting in the fall, the club will merge with one of the most popular organizations on campus, the Santa Clara Community Action Program (SCCAP). More news this month: ESI faculty joins National Academy of Science | New housing opens this fall | Forge Garden Summer Position
  •  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.
  •  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.
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