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Posted on Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
Campus Maps Show Water Filling Stations, Compost Bins, and more!
The second map offers users the option to learn more about a myriad of sustainability initiatives across campus. Read about solar panels, sustainable buildings, bike parking, the organic community garden, and more!
Campus community members and visitors can use their smart phones to determine the nearest water filling station, compost bin, or most convenient bike rack. Maps are updated often. Suggestions for additions to the maps are welcome: please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn About and Help Plan for Rapid Transit along El Camino Real
New Sustainability Resource for Catholic Colleges and Universities
The sponsoring organizations believe that while many Catholic schools have successfully taken steps to integrate sustainability into their institutions, more can to be done to ensure that these efforts are grounded in Catholic mission and identity. As articulated by Pope Benedict XVI and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, sustainability is not simply “going green” but recognizes and faithfully responds to the reality that ecological degradation and climate change are moral issues and that, “At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God’s creation and the one human family,” (US. Catholic Bishops, 2001).
The Toolkit is organized around the five components of the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor: PRAY, LEARN, ASSESS, ACT and ADVOCATE. For each component, the Toolkit offers practical suggestions about how to identify campus leaders, as well as implementation suggestions for living each component on the campus and in the larger community.
Reverend Gregory F. Lucey, S.J., President, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities: “Ignatian spirituality seeks to find God in all things, including the natural world. The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities recognizes that environmental stewardship is an integral part of both our Catholic mission and Jesuit spirituality. This will help us build on our efforts toward mission-based sustainability.”