Archive for Campus Sustainability Network

‘I want to encourage people to become sustainability leaders’

As a passionate volunteer for Concordia’s Waste Not, Want Not campaign, Annelies Coessens wants to demystify campus composting for students, faculty and staff. “There is so much work that goes into creating and maintaining this campaign,” says Coessens, #CUseenby Instagram curator for the month of April. “I’d like to get people involved and aware about what is happening at Concordia.”

Waste Not, Want Not launched in 2016. Since then, the number of public compost bins across campus has doubled and cafeterias have switched from garbage to compost waste disposal. The campaign also set up new composting kitchenettes and is largely responsible for increasing compost at events on campus.

US Jesuit universities continue commitment to climate change action

2017_05_31_N&E_Photo1Presidents of US Jesuit universities signed on to We Are Still In, an open letter to the international community and parties to the Paris Agreement from 1,200 mayors, governors, college and university leaders, businesses, and investors in the US who are joining forces for the first time and declaring their continuing support to climate action to meet the Paris Agreement.

“A Jesuit response to climate change”

jesuit&friendsJesuit Friends and Alumni of Grand Traverse Summer Event


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Villa Marquette in Omena
4504 M-22, Suttons Bay Township, MI 49682

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Nancy Tuchman
Loyola University Chicago, Department of Biology,
Professor and Founding Director of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Dr. Michael Schuck
Loyola University Chicago, Department of Theology,
Professor and Co-Director of the International Jesuit Ecology Project

Collaboration for Sustainability on Jesuit Campuses

9287609827_31e783887f_zFrom March 17-19, 2016, Loyola University Chicago hosted its third annual Climate Change Conference, entitled “Global Climate Change: Economic Challenges and Solutions.” This gathering focused on new economics, policies and activism taking place around the world to address climate change. Key highlights included the student sustainability summit, where students were invited to share from their own perspective about the sustainability initiatives occurring on their campuses and learn what’s working at other schools, as well as the keynote speech by award-winning author and climate activist, Naomi Klein.

Planting the Seeds of Sustainability in Brazil

APaintingTires1078a-702x336 group of Fordham’s Global Outreach (GO!) students teamed up with a local community from a rural province in Brazil to learn about deforestation and promote food sustainability.

The trip was part of GO’s program in the small Brazilian town of Colinas do Tocantins. In late May and early June, eight Fordham students and chaperone Ann Marie Boccuzzi, assistant director for alumni relations, worked with locals to start a community garden near the Sao Sebatiao Church where they stayed.

The trip gave Boccuzzi, GABELLI ’10, a former GO! executive board member, a chance to apply her Jesuit education to “help students immerse themselves in a new culture while also facing challenging social justice issues.”

Sustainability science for urban pollinator research and conservation

2016_15_01_P&P_Photo1Damon Hall, Andrea Burr, and Nicole Schaeg

As sustainability science researchers in the Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University, a Jesuit institution in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, we were spurred to reflect upon our own efforts by the recent series of articles in Ecojesuit that advanced the transformative dialogue on sustainability science and values.