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.
- Final Results for RecycleMania have been post here
- Mary was announced as the winners for the Campus Conservation Nationals
- In May, the SJU Office of Sustainability hired summer student worker Brandon Dorsey
- The Office will be implementing the Energy Corps this summer in an effort to reduce phantom energy
- A new hydration station will be installed this summer 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, will be coming to CSB/SJU this fall.