Sustainability

Saint Mary's receives GOLD Sustainability rating and announces its new Climate Action Plan. Read more here.

 

Our Vision

In fidelity to our educational mission and Catholic principles, Saint Mary’s College is committed to leadership in fostering environmental literacy, modeling a culture of sustainability, and creating an equitable future for all of humankind in harmony with nature.

The animating vision of a more sustainable college cannot be achieved without considerable creativity, innovation, flexibility and energy. To achieve our sustainability objectives, we must:

  • Engage our community at all levels. Successful implementation of sustainability objectives will require the initiative to become a stated priority for the Board of Trustees and senior administrative leadership;
  • Conduct a transparent evaluation and planning process that defines tradeoffs and sacrifices in a conscientious fashion;
  • Take full advantage of the College’s substantial intellectual resources – our own students, staff and faculty will generate some of the best solutions;
  • Link our work to the Saint Mary’s mission, recognizing that conducting our work and ourselves sustainably is consistent with the College’s aims and ideals;
  • Assign clear measures to institutional and individual accountability.