Sustainability at Saint John’s
As a Benedictine institution, we take seriously our commitment to stewardship and to incorporating the goals of sustainability into every facet of campus life. As a university, we have the duty to prepare students to be responsible citizens, prepared to meet the social, ethical, local and global challenges of today. To these ends, the Office of Sustainability was created to help connect the Saint John’s community with the information and tools necessary to make our institution sustainable for generations to come.
The Office of Sustainability at SJU is committed to the effort of creating a sustainable campus by focusing on the triple bottom line: equity, economy and the environment. The direction and knowledge for this effort comes from the Saint John’s Sustainable Campus Committee as well as our sustainability staff.
The office is looking for a new sustainability fellow to lead its efforts for the 2014-2015 academic year. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Sustainable Revolving Loan fund at SJU has saved over 121,800 kWh, 81 tons carbon Dioxide, and $34,000 since it's beginning in 2010.
- In May, the SJU Office of Sustainability hired summer student worker Brandon Dorsey
- The Office has implimented the Energy Corps in an effort to reduce phantom energy
- A new hydration station will be installed this fall in the McKeown Center thanks to the SJU Senate
- Stephen Johnson was able to see the first picking of lettuce arrive at the Refectory from the new Winter Greenhouse
- During Earth week the Presidents approved a new sustainability statement to replace the environmental statement from 2001
- Zimride, an online carpooling program, is available to students.