The Center for Sustainability

 

Santa Clara's Center for Sustainability works to promote a culture of sustainability on the university campus and throughout the greater community, as well as help the University achieve climate neutrality, practice responsible consumerism, and to use the campus as a living lab. The office is composed of a Sustainability Director, Sustainability Coordinator, Garden Manger and paid student interns.

Staff

Lindsey Kalkbrenner Director of Sustainability                »Email
Cara Uy Sustainability Coordinator »Email
Rose Madden Forge Garden Manager »Email

Interns

Geoff Arens Sustainability Intern, Residence Life
Allison Carmody Sustainability Intern, Food and Dining
Alec Kwo Sustainability Intern, Student Engagement
Blair Libby Sustainability Intern, Buildings and Grounds 
Kayla Wells Sustainability Intern, Waste Diversion
Tyler Meditz Sustainability Intern, Athletics & Recreation
Alex Garcia Sustainability Intern, Athletics & Recreation
Lauren Moore Sustainability Intern, Communications
Erin Murphy Sustainability Intern, Employee Engagement
Pallav Upadhyay  Sustainability Intern, Curriculum Development
Thomas Wheeler Sustainability Intern, Academic Programs

Take Action

Be part of SCU's goal of "climate neutrality" by the end of 2015.

How will SCU produce zero net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

  • Reduce energy use where possible (individual/mass conservation, upgrade lighting and heating/cooling systems)
  • Generate renewable energy on campus (solar panels, wind turbine, solar hot water systems)
  • Purchase renewable energy and offset remaining emissions when necessary

Current emissions: about 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents per year. We have reduced GHG emissions per person by 23% since 2005!

Join the Sustainability Liaison Network 

These networks engage sustainability enthusiasts across the campus to further develop a culture of sustainability at Santa Clara University. Individuals from specific areas of the University can convene in cohorts to increase their knowledge and integration of sustainability on campus and in our world. SCU employees are invited to participate as Workplace and Social Media Sustainability Liaisons. Liaisons meet once a month and have additional opportunities to participate in network-wide gatherings (all liaisons interacting with one another). Contact sustainability@scu.edu to learn more about becoming a Sustainability Liaison.
  • Community Facilitator (CF) Sustainability Liaisons »Info 
  • Workplace Sustainability Liaisons (WSL) »Info
  • Faculty Sustainability Liaisons (SMS) »Info 
  • Neighborhood Sustainability Liaisons (LOCALS) »Info 
  • Student Organization Sustainability Liaisons (SCOOPS) »Info
  • Student Employees »Info 

 

Sustainability

Contact

Email Director of Sustainability

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