Sustainability Pledge

Broadly defined, sustainabilty 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. 

In order to fulfill these commitments, active community participation from students, faculty and staff is necessary. Please take this pledge and commit to adopting sustainable living habits that continue the Bendictine traditions of the College of Saint Benedict and create a sustainable future within our community and beyond.