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De Anza College named 2019 Sustainability Champion

Bryan Vo, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019

The city of Cupertino honored De Anza College on May 30, naming it a 2019 Sustainability Champion for efforts in preserving the environment and being self-sustained. Different parts of De Anza helped contribute to this award including the custodial operations and the Kirsch Center. Manny DaSilva, mana...

Vertical garden makes new life from the discarded

New growth in vertical garden.

Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2019

Tucked away in the back garden of the De Anza College Kirsch Center stands a wooden box holding soil-filled plastic water bottles. These bottles compose a vertical garden, although only a few native wildflowers grow out of them. “We don't use any pesticides or chemicals or anything,” said ...

Wildlife project shows videos of creatures around campus.

De Anza student intern, Robert Scott looks at a deer on recorded footage on Jan. 18.

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2019

If you follow De Anza’s wildlife special project’s Instagram page, you might think that grey foxes, coyotes, bobcats, or even California mountain lions show up regularly around campus. The project uses camera trapping (live camera feed) to track beavers and other wildlife throughout Cupertino and other communities. Interns from De Anza have been working...