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  •  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.
  •  News

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
    SCU's first annual "Swap for Good" was extremely successful. The GREEN Club collected donations from students, staff, and faculty. Volunteers gathered together to help set up the Campus Tutoring Center (Benson 1) like a store, complete with Men's, Women's, and Children's sections. More news this month: Earth Week Events | Graduation Pledge
  •  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!
  •  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.
  •  Students take a bite into food justice

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Juniors Laughlin Barker and Tim Carlson spearhead a movement for those who are interested in the social aspect of environmentalism. Bronco Leaders of Environmental Justice Investigating Truth (B-LEJIT), created two years ago, hopes to tackle some important issues around campus and in the Santa Clara community this year.
  •  Food and Agribusiness Institute

    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Santa Clara's Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) was established in 1973 in the Leavey School of Business. The graduate institute initially provided an agribusiness MBA, which was later adapted into a food and agribusiness concentration in the early 2000s.
  •  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: Michael Engh, S.J.

    Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
    Michael Engh, S.J., unplugs his phone charger in the morning so it doesn't waste energy during the day. He tries to drive a Prius whenever he travels in the area, and his office on campus uses recycled paper whenever possible. It is all part of the daily routine for Santa Clara University's Jesuit president.
  •  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.
  •  Betsy Purner, SCU '10

    Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
    Senior Betsy Purner has her finger on the pulse of Santa Clara's social justice scene. In fact, the San Diego native and environmental science and religious studies double major credits her interest in social issues with an increasing awareness of environmental stewardship and sustainability.
  •  Global Social Benefit Incubator

    Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009
    Social benefit entrepreneurs present their business plans on Thursday, August 27. Learn more about the Center for Science, Technology, and Society's Global Social Benefit Incubator.
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