I saw it first in the eyes of a handful of Zambian leaders when working alongside Gonzaga engineering students to build a more effective and sustainable cooking stove. After three lessons on heat generation from our students, our Zambian partners were ready to get their hands dirty. Using bricks and other locally sourced materials, we developed a stove together.
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SPOKANE, Washington – Starting in 2011, Gonzaga University students were invited to submit ideas to help the University become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Now, those suggestions have been synthesized into four projects financed by the Green Fund, a unique model to support student-generated sustainability initiatives.
Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh and Gonzaga Preparatory School President Al Falkner will sign the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor, making the schools partners in the national movement for faithful action on climate change.
This Climate Action Plan (CAP) is intended to guide Gonzaga in furthering its commitment to sustainability and to addressing climate change. We envision an appropriate and thorough integration of ecological stewardship and sustainability at all levels of University life.