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Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

SCU School of Engineering reduces plastic water bottle consumption
The School of Engineering recently switched to a filtered water system that will encourage students to use reusable water bottles instead of buying single-use plastic water bottles from vending machines. By forgoing plastic water bottles, the School of Engineering is making an important contribution to SCU’s waste reduction efforts.

2013 Baja Study Abroad Information Session Baja California Sur. Photo courtesy of SCU Office of Sustainability.
Oct. 10th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Varsi Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room
The directors of the 2013 Baja California Sur expedition will host an information session for those students interested in the 10-day Spring Break study abroad program. Any students interested in studying and writing natural history who would like to spend their Spring Break circumnavigating Isla Espíritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez with fellow students should attend.

Soda’s Demise: The Sweetened Beverage Tax
Oct. 22, 5:00 - 6:30 pm | Lucas Hall Rm. 126
Dr. Ritterman, a retired cardiologist who introduced a ballot initiative to add a one cent tax per ounce to sweetened beverages in Richmond, CA, will discuss the importance of curbing childhood obesity in America and how taxing sweetened beverages will help. For more information and tickets visit the event page.

Campus Sustainability Week Fair 2011 Campus Sustainability Day. Photo courtesy of SCU Office of Sustainability
Oct. 24th, 11:30 - 1:30 pm | Alameda Mall
Join SCU's Office of Sustainability in celebrating campus sustainability. The fair will showcase ways in which students, faculty, and staff can get involved on or off campus and can support local vendors, businesses, and causes that are committed to environmental stewardship, education, and service.

Women's Volleyball: Green Game
Oct. 25th, 6:00 pm | Leavey Center
Cheer for the Women's Volleyball team as they play against St. Mary's College. Fans at this game will see a showcase of the many Santa Clara Broncos' sustainability initiatives.

To Label or Not to Label GE Foods: Prop. 37
Oct. 29, 5:00 - 6:30 pm | William Room (Benson Memorial Center)
Dr. Zilberman is an expert in the field of genetically engineered foods and is a professor at UC Berkeley in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department. Dr. Zilberman will share his thoughts on whether we should label genetically engineered foods. For more information and tickets visit the event page.

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