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Waste Characterizations

IMG_7333-760x570Waste characterizations provide a great opportunity to learn first-(gloved)hand about the waste cycle and related issues on campus.

Our purpose is to characterize the waste that we are sending to the landfill to see where we need to improve or expand waste reduction, recycling, and composting programs. These characterizations will allow us to develop useful and interesting data on the waste stream that will help us reduce landfill waste from campus, with the goal of achieving Zero Waste*.

Why SCU Should Divest from Fossil Fuels: A Response from Fossil Free SCU

buck-fossil-fuelsDear Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and other members of the Santa Clara University community,

In June of 2015, Michael Hindery, SCU’s Vice President for Finance & Administration, sent an email to all campus affiliates on the topic of fossil fuel divestment.  This letter formally laid out the administration’s stance on the issue for the first time.

For the past two and a half years, Fossil Free SCU has advocated for the immediate cessation of new investments in fossil fuel extraction companies and complete divestment from these corporations within five years. The fossil fuel industry perpetuates an oppressive system that marginalizes the poor and disenfranchised communities our Jesuit values call us to protect.

The U.S. Visit of Pope Francis — Santa Clara U. Events and Experts Available

popebansmlFrom Sept. 22 to 27, Pope Francis will visit the U.S. for a historic visit to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. Among the topics he is expected to address to audiences including Congress and the U.N. are: The environment, including his unprecedented encyclical on climate change Laudato Si, which calls on all Catholics to help lead an educational, economic, and political push for action to mitigate man-made warming of the earth, which is devastating to the world’s poorest.

Santa Clara University Students Stay Green After Graduation

class conducting a waste characterization (1)Over the past decade, Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, has implemented important changes for environmentally and socially sustainable living. By hiring a sustainability coordinator, creating a Graduation Pledge Alliance for greener living post-graduation, and even hosting a fashion show with items made from recycled material, the Jesuit school is making greener living a priority.