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Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Energy Challenge Begins
The 2012 Energy Challenge takes place January 16 through March 17. Each residence hall competes against itself. The building that uses less energy than historically used in their building [per capita, average of use in Winter Quarters '09, '10, & '11] is the WINNER!

The GRAND PRIZE: COMMUNITY BIKES for the winning residence hall.
Weekly and mid-quarter prizes, to be announced soon!
An award will also go to the building with the MOST ENTHUSIASM.

Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS)
SCU is hosting the national conference for the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) from June 21-24, 2012. AESS is seeking a broad range of perspectives, encouraging abstracts that:

  • combine scholarship from multiple disciplines-physical and natural sciences;
  • social sciences, humanities, and the arts;
  • professional schools bring together theory and practice blend experience in government, business, foundations, and other areas of society
  • are submitted by students, faculty, or administrators
  • are submitted by Environmentalists of Color
  • are submitted by practicing artists enhance conference participants' awareness of a sense of place-in the case of the AESS 2012 conference in Santa Clara; we encourage proposals with a geographic focus on the San Francisco Bay Area and California.

Submission deadline is March 1.

Designer Workshop in the SCU Costume Shop with Joanne Martin
Tuesday, Jan. 17, Starts at 6:00 PM | Mayer 131
Interested in designing for the 2nd Annual Eco-Fashion Show? Come to this workshop to learn about this cool resource on campus and learn some designing and sewing basics from Joanne Martin, Costume Shop Manager and Lecturer in the Dept. of Theater and Dance!

Thursday January 19th - 6:00 pm | Outside, between Benson and Kennedy Commons
Stop by the SCOOPS Fair (Students Collaborating and Organizing Opportunities and Projects for Sustainability) to learn about what different clubs on campus are doing this quarter and how you can get involved! Student Clubs and Organizations will be tabling to inform attendees about about new events, opportunites, and projects to get involved in that will occur over the Winter Quarter. For more information about SCOOPS.

Screening of WASTE LAND
Thursday, Jan. 19, Starts at 7:00 PM | Viewing Room A, Learning Commons
Hosted by the Dept. of Art and Art History and the Office of Sustainability
Reduce Reuse Re-imagine Directed by Lucy Walker Co- Directed by João Jardim Karen Harley
WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.
Made possible by a Grant from the Sustainable Resource Initiative

Kinetic Sound Sculpture Lecture and Demonstration
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Dept. of Art and Art History
Sudhu Tewari, a kinetic sound sculpture artist, will hold a lecture and demonstration of his electronic sound sculptures!

Eco-Fashion and Art Show
Thursday, Feb. 2, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM | California Mission Room
The Office of Sustainability, Retail Studies Student Association, and the Department of Art and Art History present the 2nd Annual Eco-Fashion and Art Show! Come celebrate a night of art and music by seeing eco-fashion on the runway, a recycled art gallery, and music, all showcasing the talents of Santa Clara students! For more information about any or all of these events, please contact Michelle at

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