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

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  •  Fresh from the Forge: Enjoying Your Garden

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    With all the hard work you put into your garden, do not forget to enjoy it this summer!
    People in Garden. Photo courtesy of Allison Carmody.
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Hosting an event using Mission Catering by Bon Appetit allows you to plan a sustainable & delicious on-campus event!
    Mission Catering by Bon Appetit, sample food table
  •  Take Action: Hosting a "green" party

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to hosting to sustainable summer parties! REDUCE single use containers | REUSE kegs and cups | Look for RECYCLABLE packaging | build community and encourage RESPECT
    Visuals Food Beer, Wikimedia Commons
  •  Take Action: Red Cup Pickup

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Reduce, reuse, recycle Solo cups and respect the neighborhood and our waterways!
    Red Cup Pickup with ASG, EMTs, APB.
  •  Lending Library: Save Money, Build Community

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Sharing a laminator
    The presence of this online platform for sharing items allows for more efficient use of resources between SCU organizations and departments.
  •  Bronco Trends: Reusables on the Rise

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Responsible consumerism is more than being conscious about what we buy--it's about deciding if we need to buy new things in the first place. SCU is taking the lead in utilizing reusable products and reducing single-use items.
  •  Makena & Paloma: SCU's Food Shared, Not Wasted

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Makena Wong and Paloma Sisneros-Lobato were inspired to establish the Food Recovery Network at SCU after researching the organization for a project for their upper-division SLURP class.
  •  Take Action: Mindful Citizenship

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Student sewing for the Eco-Fashion Show.
    Tips to take action in regards to being a mindful citizen | REDUCE: your purchases | REUSE: what you already have in unconventional ways | RECYCLE: product packaging | RESPECT: your right as a citizen and vote
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Fresh produce from Catalan Farms.
    Shopping for fresh food multiple times a week allows for all food to be eaten and enjoyed. Become a responsible food consumer: buy only what you need and share when you have too much.
  •  Take Action: Natural Resources

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    Our individual actions collectively can make a difference. REDUCE: paper junk mail to your home. REUSE: an eco-tray. RECYCLE: material into an eco-fashion outfit. RESPECT: our sources of water.
    Stop Junk Mail - San Jose
  •  Take Action: While Traveling Abroad

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    While Studying Abroad. Photo Courtesy of SCU Flickr.
    Reduce: consumption
    Reuse: products and goods
    Recycle: in proper bins
    Respect: country's sustainability efforts
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Buy Fresh Buy Local, Santa Clara Valley
    Looking for local food-related adventures? Check out the Community Alliance for Family Farmers' "Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide!"
  •  Take Action: Vote with your Dollar

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Reduce: your consumption
    Reuse: products you already have
    Recycle: before disposing
    Respect: the companies you support
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    The Forge Garden is proud to promote and support sustainable businesses in our purchasing and public offerings.
  •  Dr. Dancer: The Freedom of a Simple Life

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    From walking an average of 100 miles a week to caring for the chickens at the Forge Garden, Dr. Suzanne Dancer fully embodies the simple lifestyle and shares her insight.
  •  Did You Know?

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Green Seal Certified
    SCU uses Green Seal Certified cleaning products.
  •  Take Action: Cleaning

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Cleaning products. Photo Courtesy of Stock Xchange.
    REDUCE: the use of harmful chemicals
    REUSE: the community’s leftover household products
    RECYCLE: old t-shirts as cleaning rags
    RESPECT: the labels on your cleaning products
  •  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.
  •  Solution for hard-to-recycle items: Terracycle

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Our campus collects certain items that would have been sent to the landfill after one use, but are now being upcycled to a create new products.
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Each time we avoid purchasing a new article of clothing, we reduce waste! The 4th annual Eco-Fashion & Art Show will showcase apparel created with reused and recyclable materials and designed by individuals from across campus.
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