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Residence Energy Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
The Residence Energy Challenge is making a big impression across campus. Open to off-campus residents, the Challenge is a way for students to get involved with sustainability and learn how to save energy. The Housing Office is sponsoring the grand prize; winning residents choose from: a communal Nintendo Wii or PlayStation, tickets to a Giants game (10 tickets/ton CO2 avoided) or a donation of water filters to a Honduras village in the name of the winning building's residents. The winning off-campus house will be reimbursed for its electricity bills during the Challenge. Read More »

Chris Watt, Director of Utilities, University Operations

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
It's pretty difficult to spend a day on campus without noticing something the University is doing to reduce energy consumption and increase its reliance on renewable energy. Students, faculty, and staff, more often than not, pass by without giving these initiatives a second thought. Though Chris Watt, Director of Utilities and Contract Maintenance, claims his last name had nothing to do with spurring him into a career dealing with energy, he has thought about the University's energy consumption on a daily basis for 25 years. Read More »


Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
Strategic Plan Includes Sustainability at a High Level | Event Recap: Pesticide Poisoning Among Farmworkers | AASHE Accepting Student Nominations for Board of Directors | Sierra Club's Best Internship on Earth | Manuscript Submissions Accepted by Sustainability: The Journal of Record Read More »


Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
Sustainable Energy and Social Responsibility | Spring Break with BUG | Swap for Good | Going Native Garden Tour | Sustainability Teach-In Read More »

Did You Know?

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
In 2008, Santa Clara University began painting building exteriors with a coating system that reflects heat from the invisible portion of the light spectrum. Read More »

What Can I Do?

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect while conserving energy on campus. Reduce: help peers remember | Reuse: repurpose items | Recycle: light bulb recycling | Respect: CFL cleanup Read More »


Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011
Future Sustainability Updates will continue to be distributed to SCU students, faculty, and staff through non-Essential SCU Global E-Mail Distribution Lists. If you are not a student, faculty, or staff member at SCU (or are part of the SCU community, but not on the non-Essential lists) and wish to receive future Sustainability Updates, please join our Sustainability at SCU e-mail list. Read More »