Reflecting the values of equity, justice, and inclusion underpinning the global Lasallian commitment to sustainability, Saint Mary’s has long been committed to the responsibility of caring for our common home.

Saint Mary’s builds upon its unique curricular models to equip students to tackle the most pressing environmental problems, while simultaneously transforming the built campus environment into a living laboratory for equitable and sustainable solutions.

Sus Committee

Campus Sustainability Committee

Saint Mary’s Sustainability Committee leads institutional efforts to advance sustainability on campus and beyond. The campus-wide committee reviews, recommends and facilitates the implementation of policies and programs that advance sustainability and environmental justice across Saint Mary’s, through education, research, community engagement and campus operations. For more information about the Sustainability Committee and current initiatives click here.

Sustainability in Academics & Research

Research, teaching, and learning are some of the most important ways in which transformative change in higher education will have lasting and far-reaching impact on building just, sustainable communities. Our approach includes education inside and outside the classroom, enhancing creative systems-level thinking about sustainability, climate action, environmental justice. Click here for more information.


Facilities & Operations

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

Campus & Community Engagement

Students, staff and faculty can take advantage of numerous programs and initiatives offered by Saint Mary's Sustainability, mostly through the help of our engaged and passionate Sustainability Student Leaders. Throughout the year, these students certify Green Spaces, generate and implement sustainable food practices in Oliver Hall and beyond, reduce waste, manage our ever-popular and expanding Free Store, create inspiring social media content and educational materials, foster an inclusive Sustainability Living Learning Community, and lead our Green Gaels student club and Climate Reality Project. Want to join the team? Contact us to get involved.

Earth Day
Annual Reports

Annual Reports

The Annual Sustainability Report aims to highlight our most notable acheivements over the past year and plans for future. Click here to find an archive of all sustainability reports.