2nd Annual Report Highlights

  • 32% reduction in water usage as compared to our 2013 baseline
  • New composting and recycling effort have led to 50% diversion rate in Fall 2015.
  • 71% of Saint Mary’s campus is kept in a managed, wild state.
  • 3,500+ lbs. of fruits and vegetables were harvested from the Legacy Garden.
  • 100% of our electricity is offset by Renewable Energy Credits
  • We are a listed EPA Green Power Partner

Sustainability Report

Legacy Garden
The 2nd 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.

Cover PageThe 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 2nd Annual report here (pdf)

View our current Sustainability Rating here

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