Sustainability Operations & Planning


Saint Mary’s uses its campus as a living laboratory for piloting sustainable transportation, waste diversion, food systems, energy and water conservation, responsible purchasing policies and building planning. Learn more about specific programs below. 

Green Office Certification

Saint Mary's SEBA Students walking around on campus

Have you or your colleagues wanted to implement more sustainable practices in your everyday operations, but don't know where to start? Our student-run Green Space Team would love to help. Our Green Space Team is eager and ready to identify actions you can take to decrease waste, conserve resources and improve their overall environmental performance (while saving the college money!). Our student consultants provide you the necessary resources to make your office and surrounding spaces green. 

Contact our Team

Alternative Transportation

CC bus

Campus Safety & Transportation and the Office of Sustainability actively work with members of the campus community to implement effective transportation programs to reduce single-occupancy vehicle traffic, enhance the campus sustainability efforts, and improve the commuter parking experience on campus.

Green Transportation Options

Energy Effiiency

Aerial view of Saint Mary's campus taken in March 2017

Saint Mary's is proud to of its numerous sustainable energy programs to both shift behaviors as well as make changes within our building infrastructure to maximize energy and cost savings. 

Clean, Renewable, Resilient

Sustainable Food

Student Brian Muganda and Chef Tanya Holland in Oliver Hall in September 2022

Saint Mary's College and its food service provider, Good Eating Company, are committed to a more sustainable, healthier and equitable agrifood system. Below are some ways we are moving the needle.

Fresh, local, regenerative

Legacy Garden

Four students and Sustainability Director Ann Drevno in the Legacy Garden in 2022

Saint Mary’s half-acre campus garden is a living laboratory home to a diverse range of organic fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruit trees and animals. The outdoor educational space aims to foster community, enhance academic learning, promote physical and emotional health, and encourage just and sustainable agrifood systems.

Growing Community through Gardening