Sustainability at Saint John’s

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Mission Statement

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.

We're Hiring!

Are you a senior, looking for a job after graduation? The office is looking for a new sustainability fellow to lead its efforts for the 2014-2015 academic year.

View the job description here.

File your application online through the CSB/SJU Job Openings page.

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Recent News

  • The Sustainable Revolving Loan fund at SJU has saved over 121,800 kWh, 81 tons carbon Dioxide, and $34,000 since it's beginning in 2010.
  • In May 2013, the SJU Office of Sustainability hired summer student worker Brandon Dorsey
  • The Office will implement the Energy Corps in an effort to reduce phantom energy
  • Stephen Johnson was able to see the first picking of lettuce arrive at the Refectory from the new Winter Greenhouse
  • Zimride, an online carpooling program, is available to students.


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  • Sustainability as we define it isn't just environmental, but economic and social sustainability as well
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