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CSB Sustainability Office - Clemens Library, D100

SJU Sustainability Office - Peter Engel Science Center, 265

Kyle Rauch (he/him)
Sustainability Program Manager

[email protected]

320-363-5390 or 320-363-3090

Betsy Ruckman '23 (she/her)

Mahina Melim '24 (she/her)
Ryan Imm '24 (he/him)
Abigail Kuboushek '25 (she/her)

Maya Ricard '25 (she/her)

Q: Are you a club or office?

We are an institutional office with several paid student employees and a Full-Time Sustainability Coordinator. 

As Catholic, Benedictine institutions, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University accept that all Creation is a gift and we are expected to care for Creation and be stewards 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 for future generations.  These three pillars of sustainability guide our actions: People, Profit, and Planet (Which is also the name of our Office Podcast!)

Q: What do you do?

The Sustainability Office supports existing sustainability efforts on campus, develops and implements new institutional programs, and facilitate the exchange of information and partnerships related to sustainability between all members of CSB's community.

To that end, we do all kinds of things: We hold the Sustainability Councils on SJU and CSB with faculty, staff, and students. We have a podcast where we talk about campus sustainability issues and an Instagram for student outreach. We sponsor institutional policy changes (like the plastic water bottle ban back in 2011 and our Climate Covenants. We love working with clubs, so reach out if you have an idea for improving the campus!