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Residence Life Eats Up Compostable Diningware

Posted on Friday, Jul. 23, 2010
Residence Life at Santa Clara University recently dished out a new initiative chalk full of sustainability - quite literally. Residential Learning Communities began replacing plastic utensils and disposable cups and plates at programming events last spring with biocompostable tableware. The renewed effort reveals a potential to reduce waste and boost compost collection across campus. Read More »

News and Events

Posted on Friday, Jul. 23, 2010
Results: Living Green in the Neighborhood | Santa Clara University Honored as Green Power Champion | California Higher Education Sustainability Conference | Global Women's Leadership Network: Global Innovation Dialogue Read More »

Gayle Catterlin, Resident Director

Posted on Friday, Jul. 23, 2010
Ultimately, Catterlin emphasizes a big-picture approach to sustainability at SCU, focused on bringing in those who have yet to buy-in to the concept by showing them how easily they can modify their behaviors to live with less impact on the earth and a more positive role in society. In her role as a supporter, residential leader, and learner about sustainability, Catterlin has and continues to show how her approach is helping promote a culture of sustainability at SCU, one resident. Read More »

Did You Know?

Posted on Friday, Jul. 23, 2010
Two of this summer's Orientation Leaders, Nick Camilleri ('12) and Brett Zylstra ('13), star in a funny video detailing SCU's waste diversion programs. Read More »

What Can I Do?

Posted on Friday, Jul. 23, 2010
Between the power used to run cardio machines, keep the indoor climate cool, power televisions and radio, and water used for the showers and washing machines, not to mention that fitness buffs often drive to workout, gyms have a pretty heavy carbon footprint. Read More »


Posted on Friday, Jul. 23, 2010
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