A project to construct biotope is selected as one of the pre 100th Anniversary student-faculty-staff collaborative projects. The main theme of this project is “the creation of sustainable future – with our 100 years of history – the day we see fireflies on our campus.” Biotope is a small area of natural environment that enables plants and small animals to live in their own distinctive communities. The idea was proposed by Nanako Aoyama, a first year student in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies and Professor Takeshi Kawakami supervised the whole project.
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Biotope on Yotsuya Campus the fruits of collaborative work by students and faculty in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
One of many advantages of attending a Jesuit school is that a lot of focus is put in cultivating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. I attended one of the oldest Catholic Colleges in the U.S (Spring Hill College) for MBA studies. And a unique thing about majority of the curriculum was that I was taught to invest in people and give preference to ‘sustainability’ over ‘quick money making’. It’s interesting to see that the terms ‘sustainability’, ‘corporate social responsibility’, and ‘going green’ weren’t as popular in corporate America not too long ago.
Jersey City, N.J. – April 29, 2014 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that for the first time it has been included in “The Princeton Review’s Annual Guide to 332 Green Colleges,” now in its fifth edition. A presence on this list means Saint Peter’s is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review, an education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebook profiles.
The Fossil Free campaign has spread to more than 300 universities in the United States, including Washington State University and Whitman College. Gonzaga is not a part of the Fossil Free campaign, but as the university’s first Climate Action Plan was approved in January of this year, there have been discussions on campus as to the importance of divestment of fossil fuels.