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Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
Living Green in the Neighborhood
Participants are asked to fill out a Sustainability Scorecard and Strategy, which lists dozens of sustainable actions or habits they can implement, valued at different points. If a house does not already commit to the action, such as composting, for example, they have the option to commit to implementing it either by the end of the quarter or by the time their lease runs out. Prizes will be awarded on one of three levels: Going Green, Beyond Green, and Certified Sustainable, based on how many points the houses achieve by mid-May.
Living Green is a continuing program and applications will be accepted every quarter. To learn more or to participate in the future visit scu.edu/sustainability/getinvolved/houses.cfm
The 2nd Annual Residence Energy Challenge
This is the first year off-campus houses are able to compete. Houses send their electricity bills into the Office of Sustainability, which are then evaluated to see which house is reducing their energy consumption the most. The winning house is reimbursed for three months electricity.
As for students who live on-campus, they can keep track of their building's electricity use by visiting SCU's Electricity Graphing System on the Sustainability Office website to see their building's consumption in real-time. Standings are also posted each week in the individual RLC's. At the end of the quarter, the winning residence hall that saves the most energy will be able to choose from a Wii, a Play Station, Giants tickets, or water filtration systems for a Honduras village.
Check out this year's Residence Energy Challenge video.
The fashion show was followed by the Residence Energy Challenge Hoedown. View photos of the Eco-Fashion Show and Hoedown, including a western-themed photobooth with props and costumes from SCU's Costume Shop.
Follow Your Food: Carrots
RVSP is required for the February 10th event in the Benson Parlors from noon-1:30 p.m. To save your spot visit FAI's website.
The Business of Organic Beer
RSVP to FAI by February 25th for the February 27th event. A 6 p.m. lecture by Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing co-founder Emily Thomas will be followed by a beer tasting in the Forbes Family Conference Center. For more information and to RSVP visit the FAI website.