3rd Annual Report Highlights

  • Increase in waste diversion from 29% to 49%, saving over $20,000 in landfill removal cost.
  • Awarded the STARS Silver from AASHE.
  • Initiation of a Sustainability Staff Ambassador program as well as Sustainable Purchasing Policy.
  • Creation of Green Gaels, a student club who provides education on sustainability issues.
  • Over 1,250 students engaged in programming and 500+ volunteers hours in the name of sustainability.

Sustainability Report

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The 3rd Annual Sustainability Report is meant to share all that has been accomplished and worthy of celebration, while also calling attention to the many tasks that lie ahead.

CoverThe Sustainability Committee is a driving force for prioritizing initiatives and helping to guide activities that improve sustainability at Saint Mary’s College. One of these efforts is to take stock, summarize and communicate what is happening on our campus relative to sustainability. Through the preparation of this document we uncovered accomplishments big and small that are making Saint Mary’s a more responsible contributor to the discussion of sustainability. But we also identified a number of areas where we are trailing our peer institutions and best practices in the field.

View the 3rd Annual report here (pdf)

View our current Sustainability Rating here

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