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Sustainability Update

A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.

  •  Ryan Reynolds re-imagines waste through art

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    Professor of Drawing and Painting Ryan Reynolds has been active in the promotion of sustainability in the arts at SCU. Ryan created "Reduce Reuse Re-imagine" to emphasize the role of arts in developing sustainable communities. Read about this project and about Ryan's efforts to distinguish the importance and impact of the arts in raising awareness of sustainability on campus and in the Santa Clara community.
  •  Students, employees swap clothing; donate to local organizations

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    The 2nd Annual Swap for Good took place on May 14, as the Office of Sustainability and SCCAP partnered to create this clothing exchange and donation drive to benefit local organizations in the community. Read about this event, as well as Move Out 2012 to find out how you can make sustainable choices when moving out and can be a part of SCU's waste diversion and community donation efforts.
  •  News and Events

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    2007 Solar Decathlon house moves to the Forge | SCU engineering students compete in hybrid vehicle competition | SCU featured in "The Princeton Review's Guide To 322 Green Colleges" | SCU Community Service day turnout | Santa Clara students win big in Washington, D.C. | Sporting goods donation drive | ESS Seminar Series: California plant invasions: bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners | California Higher Education Sustainability Conference | Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference | Cool California Challenge
  •  Did you Know?

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
    Santa Clara has a classifieds section where you can post ads for events, jobs, items for sale, housing and more. Using the classifieds is a great way to buy, sell, and share information locally.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
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    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to summer cleaning. REDUCE: chemical use; make your cleaning solutions | REUSE: storage and packing materials | RECYCLE: resell items you don't need | RESPECT: create healthy spaces
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    Friday, Jun. 1, 2012
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