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Sustainability Update

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

  •  What's in our water: bottled, tap, and reclaimed

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    Bottled water is advertised as the cleaner and healthier choice for drinking water, but the truth is that bottled water is usually the same quality as the water coming out of your tap. Unlike tap water, however, bottled water poses health risks and is also extremely wasteful. Read more about Santa Clara University's efforts to promote reusable drinking water and to implement recycled water on campus.
  •  Measuring snowmelt, water quality; advocate of water-wise decisions

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    Iris Stewart-Frey is an Assistant Professor and water specialist at SCU's Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences. She attributes her love of water to her German roots and is currently researching the impacts of climate change on water flow and quality in California. Read more about her unique upbringing, her teaching and research interests, and her advice for conserving water.
  •  News and Events

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    New electric vehicle charging stations at SCU | Laughlin Barker and Tim Carlson win Lucky Hinkle Award | SCU students compete in Max Tech and Beyond | Santa Clara County restricts polystyrene | Campus donation drive for office supplies
  •  Did you Know?

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    In California, water demand is highest in the south of the state while the water supply is primarily in the north. Meeting California's water demands is a very energy-intensive endeavor.
  •  What Can I Do?

    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
    Photo courtesy of The Yummy Life (
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to water. REDUCE: simple ways to reduce water use | REUSE: flavor your filtered water | RECYCLE: household hazardous waste | RESPECT: learn about your watershed
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    Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
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