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Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013

Office of Sustainability hires new interns; says goodbye to seniors
The Office of Sustainability has hired four new interns for the 2013-2014 year to take the place of outgoing seniors Amelia Evans (Residence Life), Mimi Sanicola (Waste Diversion), Aven Satre-Meloy (Communications), and Michelle Tang (Student Initiatives). We thank these four interns for all their hard work the past few years, and we wish them the best in their post-graduation plans!

Please welcome the newest Office of Sustainability interns:

  • Kelsey Baker, ‘14 Sustainability Intern--Communications
  • Blaire Libby, ‘16 Sustainability Intern--Waste Diversion
  • Claire Overholt, ‘14 Sustainability Intern--Student Initiatives
  • Claire Ryan, ‘14 Sustainability Intern--Residence Life

Take the Grad Pledge. Photo from Office of Sustainability. Seniors: take the Graduation Pledge
Graduating seniors across the country are taking the pledge:

“I pledge to explore and to take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and to try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work.”

Each year, more than 1,000,000 students enter the workforce. Imagine the impact on our society if even a small number of applicants and employees inquire about or attempt to change the ethical practices of their potential or current employers. By taking the Graduation Pledge, you define for yourself what it means to be socially and environmentally responsible. There is no obligation to turn down jobs; the graduation pledge is simply a way for you to ensure that your job represents more than a paycheck.

Sign the pledge today!

Move out volunteers needed--earn free movie tickets
The Housing Office and the Office of Sustainability are looking for student volunteers to help sort through donations at move out. All volunteers will receive a free movie ticket for each hour they work, and they will also be helping to support Hope Services, a great local nonprofit that serves members of the community with developmental disabilities.

Sign up for a shift. Questions? Email

Move out volunteers needed--earn free movie tickets
Students for Safe Drug Disposal (SSDD) operates as a student led organization based at Santa Clara University that focuses on spreading public awareness of the proper and safe ways of drug disposal. More support is needed on this issue due to the social and environmental repercussions that could affect communities at large.

Visit the SSDD website to learn about the Drug Return Outreach Program (DROP), and follow SSDD on Twitter @S4SDD.

Our City Forest needs volunteer help the next few weekends
Many of Our City Forest’s regular volunteers are busy with end of school year festivities and graduations. They have many trees to plant as they head down the home stretch of their planting season, so they need as much help as possible.

Here are the dates for upcoming volunteer events:

Student volunteers at the Forge Garden Showcase '13. Photo courtesy of Sam Juda, '13. The Forge Garden Party
June 7, 4:00 - 6:00 pm | The Forge Garden
Come celebrate all of the garden volunteers' hard work and an awesome year at the garden! Enjoy FREE food, music, fun, and garden games! SCU’s very own Citrus Sound will be performing LIVE! Also enter the scavenger hunt to win awesome prizes from Toms and the Office of Sustainability!



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