Commitments and Policies
Presidents' Climate Commitment
Father Locatelli signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, joining 318 college and university presidents in a commitment to develop comprehensive plans for achieving campus climate neutrality. »Info
Presidents and chancellors who have signed the commitment believe colleges and universities must exercise leadership in their communities and throughout society by modeling ways to minimize global warming emissions, and by providing the knowledge and educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality.
As a Jesuit and Catholic University, we have the responsibility to provide leadership in developing a more sustainable way of living. By embracing sustainability, the University furthers its mission to act as a voice of reason, conscience, and service to society. The University's sustainability policy is framed through environmental stewardship, education, and service. (Read more about the Sustainability Policy.)
In adopting this policy, SCU further acknowledges its leadership and commitment to the practical application of sustainability by:
- Integrating sustainable practices into the daily administration and operation of the University.
- Providing a voice for sustainability in the development of strategic planning and capital expenditures.
- Encouraging the University community to build upon this policy statement by identifying opportunities, formulating strategies, and implementing initiatives to further the move toward a sustainable future.
Sustainability is a University strategic priority. "Justice and Sustainability" is one of 5 Strategic Priorities and Goals of the University's 2011 Strategic Plan. And more recently, the University as developed the 2020 Integrated Strategic Plan, of which "fashioning a more just, humane, and sustainable world is a major goal."
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