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 Sustainable Living Council

Posted on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010

This academic year marked the launch of the Sustainable Living Council to promote more environmentally-conscious habits in Santa Clara University residence halls. The collaborative effort through the Office of Sustainability brings together the nine-student council and Residence Life to plan educational activities and projects for the Santa Clara community.

Senior SLC representative Rose Saltalamacchia is already planning an information session about eating and buying at local markets and hopes to take residents to a weekly farmer's market near Franklin Square. Each representative is assigned to work with one of the eight Residential Living Communities on campus. Saltamacchia is responsible for the Nobili and St. Clare residences housing upperclassmen. Sophomore representatives Conner Mulrooney and Kyla Moran used scrap paper from the library and empty soda bottles to create educational and artistic bulletin boards in the Modern Perspectives and Unity RLCs.

The Council will meet several times each quarter to discuss new ways to integrate sustainability into on-campus housing. Representatives hope to act as resources for students and staff, with knowledge on such issues as water conservation, composting and energy usage.

Other SLC representatives include Amanda Vasquez '12, Chloe Fitzmaurice-Sean '12, Clare Louie '12, Cora Lobodzinski '11, Kate Bradley '11 and Pearl Wong '12.

To learn more about the Sustainable Living Council or find out who your representative is, visit their web page here.

Tags: Co-Curricular Education, Profiles, Residence Life