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New Solar Panels to Boost University's Renewable Energy Portfolio

Posted on Wednesday, May. 5, 2010
Student tour guides at Santa Clara University often brag to prospective students about Silicon Valley's 300-plus days of sunshine each year. School officials hoping to capitalize on that climatic characteristic recently gave the green light to installing new photovoltaic arrays on several university structures. The project is just another step in Santa Clara's efforts to become climate neutral by the end of 2015. Read More »


Posted on Wednesday, May. 5, 2010
This month's news: Graduation pledge reaches record number of seniors | Successfest promises comical and informative videos | Car-sharing program popular with students | New initiative brings sustainability series to campus | University recognized for efforts in report by Sustainable Silicon Valley | Local church searching for intern | Office of Sustainability offering paid internships | Now accepting applications for peer-educators for sustainability | Survey to improve recycling education Read More »


Posted on Wednesday, May. 5, 2010
This month's events: Lecture targets sustainability skeptics | Solar investment workshop | Students educate peers about Pepsi cups and composting | Food and food waste workshop | TOMS "Style Your Sole" party | Library hosts new art exhibit from abroad program Read More »

Profile: Katherine Quinn-Shea

Posted on Wednesday, May. 5, 2010
When Katherine Quinn-Shea decided to run with fellow senior Sean Brachvogel for the top two positions in student government last year, she saw the executive branch as a vehicle to promote sustainability and initiatives that would get students thinking about their impact on the earth. Looking back on her term as vice president of Associated Student Government of Santa Clara University, it's easy to see how Katherine has turned her vision into action. Read More »

Did You Know?

Posted on Wednesday, May. 5, 2010
Each year, Facilities, Housing, the GREEN Club, and the Office of Sustainability team up to help campus residents reduce waste during Move-Out in June. This year, even more organizations are joining in the effort. Read More »

What Can I Do?

Posted on Wednesday, May. 5, 2010
What's the ultimate test of how sustainably you live? If you can be earth-friendly while you sleep! Read More »


Posted on Tuesday, May. 4, 2010
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