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Santa Clara University’s Energy and Climate Neutrality Initiative

898On Wed., July 30, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) had the opportunity to attend a seminar at Santa Clara University (SCU), California’s oldest operating Jesuit, Catholic University. The seminar titled “Energy and Climate Neutrality,” is part of the ongoing Summer Series. The featured speaker, Lindsey Kalkbrenner, is SCU’s Director of the Center for Sustainability.
To help reduce its carbon footprint, SCU signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007 and drafted its goals and action plans in 2010. Also, Santa Clara University adopted an Integrated Strategic Plan to create a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

A guide to environment audits

150910environmentThe Province’s Reconciliation with Creation: A Survey of Environmental Activities has shown that many Jesuit works in Australia have already incorporated audits into their environmental program. Others are seeking to do a comprehensive analysis of their carbon footprint in the future.

Many Jesuit and partnered schools have already gone down the path of implementing an audit system for their school communities.

Simple tips to reduce your carbon footprint

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Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reductions

planycFordham University has enthusiastically accepted Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s challenge to reduce the University’s carbon dioxide footprint by 30 percent over the next decade, as part of PlaNYC’s expressed goal of making New York one of the world’s leaders in combating climate change. Fordham has pledged to increase the energy efficiency of its campus buildings and make a 30 percent cut in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2017.