Sustainability at CSB
As a Benedictine institution, we take seriously our commitment to stewardship. As an institution of higher education, we have the duty to prepare students to be responsible citizens equipped to meet the social, ethical, local and global challenges of today. To achieve this goal, we have to be dedicated to creating a culture of sustainability on campus.
Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs
Broadly defined, sustainability means meeting society's present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. As a Catholic, Benedictine institution, the College of Saint Benedict accepts that all creation is a gift from God; in exchange we are expected to care for creation and provide stewardship for the entire community of life on earth. Our commitment to this stewardship, by definition, incorporates the principles of sustainability: our actions should be ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable today and should continue to be so for future generations.