What You Can Do
Save resources in the classroom, office, and residence halls
As a community which cares about sustainability, help create a culture of sustainability by doing these simple things to cut waste and energy use.
Participate and get others involved in the Campus Conservation Nationals
Each spring we help to quantify the energy used by buildings on campus and report it back to students. We need you to rally students to get excited about winning by saving. If the campus saves energy, it saves money and carbon so everybody wins. We do offer a prize each year to encourage a competitive spirit.
Read the SJU Green Guide
This guide has been created by students with help from campus staff to provide our campus with some easy tips for living a sustainable lifestyle at Saint John’s.
Take a class
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University offer a host of courses and programs focusing on the environment and sustainability.
Intern with the SJU Office of Sustainability
Every semester, the SJU Office of Sustainability offers one to three part-time internships.
Take part in a club
There are a variety of clubs which take part in sustainability efforts on campus such as the Sustainability Alliance.
Submit a proposal for a Revolving Loan
Since part of sustainability is equity, anyone can submit a proposal for projects regarding sustainability. Projects will be audited and results will be posted to prove the viability and legitimacy of the fund. A committee of faculty, staff, administration, and students govern the fund.
Start something you are interested in
The posibilities are endless. We want to work with you to take your sustainable idea from concept to reality. Back in 2011 Stephen Johnson approached Nick Moe at the SJU Office of Sustainability and two years later the Refectory started buying lettuce grown right on campus. Intern Michael Lockwood wanted to cut phantom energy on campus and during the summer of 2013, the goal was set to deliver 125 phantom energy reducing powerstrips across campus.