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Take Action: Fill Stomachs, Not Landfills

REDUCE food waste by planning out your meal: Try to only buy and make what you need. Check what ingredients you already have at home. This will lower your shopping bill and eliminate extra food waste.

Hosting a spring picnic? Choose silverware that you can REUSE instead of disposable plates and utensils. If it is necessary to purchase disposable utensils, opt for ones you can RECYCLE.

Bannan Institute

Is-there-a-common-good-icon-for-web-cropped-in-1-359x332Environmental Justice and the Common Good
The 2016-2018 Bannan Institute: Is There A Common Good in Our Common Home? A Summons to Solidarity will explore pressing issues of racial and ethnic justice, economic justice, gender justice, and environmental justice facing our world today, and advance the Jesuit, Catholic vocation of SCU, building a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

Campus Sustainability Day

11062733_10153423957839079_6492533402021384195_o-360x240This fair showcases ways in which students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University can get involved on- or off-campus and support local vendors, businesses, and causes that are committed to environmental stewardship, education, and service.

Campus Sustainability Day is an annual event in October in which colleges and universities celebrate sustainability initiatives and projects on their campus.  At SCU, we showcase ways in which students, faculty, and staff can get involved on or off campus & support local vendors, businesses, and causes that are committed to environmental stewardship, education, and service.

“Father Jett,” Member of the 2007 Nobel-Prize-Winning Climate Panel, Defines a Path to Addressing Climate Change

jett760480-759x480Pope Francis’ call to “care for our common home” resonates differently depending upon where people live. For   people living in more ecologically vulnerable parts of the world, such as the islands that compose the Philippines, it can define a path to survival.

Jose Ramon “Jett” Villarin, S.J., president of Ateneo de Manila University and one of the scientists who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 along with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, will be at Santa Clara University April 6 to discuss pathways of hope that he sees, for those who seek to care for our common home. His talk will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Saint Clare Room of Santa Clara University’s Harrington Learning Commons. It is part of a series of Santa Clara Lectures funded through the generosity of the Bannan Institute of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at SCU.

The University Should Divest from Fossil Fuels

IMG_3814-622x933In January of 2016, we, Fossil Free SCU, released a response letter criticizing the university’s decision to not remove its investments in commingled funds that include fossil fuel-extraction companies.

Although the university committed to a small number of new, sustainable investments, it made no commitments to reduce its stock in fossil fuels, nor offer any transparency on the school’s portfolio. Divestment, we argue, is crucial to Santa Clara’s mission for a more “just, humane and sustainable world.”

Move-Out Waste Diversion

Campisi-360x480SCU understand that Finals Week can be stressful and hectic. We have implemented programs to provide easy options for responsible recycling and donations.

In the last five years, students have diverted over 25 tons of material during the move-out process. Our individual actions to sort our stuff during move-out not only help to reduce our impact on the environment, but also help SCU to save money in landfill fees! Scroll through the categories below and check out the maps of your residence hall (alphabetically) to learn what to do with all your stuff as you pack up for the summer.