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Sustainability

solarPanels“Each green initiative on our campus diverts resources from unsustainable projects to renewable, cost effective ones. Beyond the savings and the environmental benefits, these initiatives also create learning opportunities and fulfill the Jesuit ideal to be stewards of God’s creation.” – President Eugene J. Cornacchia

Students Against Violating the Earth (S.A.V.E.)

saint_peter_saveS.A.V.E. promotes the understanding of, and action toward, threats to the well-being of the environment.

Panel Discussion on Sustainability

stpeters_event_image_publicThursday, October 23, 2014  1:00 PM

Saint Peter’s University – Dinneen Hall – McIntyre

Join us for a discussion on how to better use our water and natural resources…

Saint Peter’s Named One of the Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges by The Princeton Review

stpeters_newsJersey 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.

Steps We’ve Taken

stpeter_sustainabilityCampus Initiatives:Saint Peter’s University has already taken many steps toward sustainability and has several initiatives in planning stages. Energy Management: Effective beginning January 1, 2010, the electricity purchased for all buildings on the Saint Peter’s University Jersey City campus will be 100 percent renewable “green” energy for a minimum of one year. Recycling our Resources: In addition to our energy conservation strategies, the University has implemented the use of a variety of recycled and “green” products on campus. Other Green Efforts: Past events for awareness and action include lectures on environmental issues, screenings of documentaries, community clean-up projects, and contests encouraging green action and awareness

Moving Forward

stpeter_sustainabilityThe movement toward a green community is just beginning, and much progress has already been made. Beginning January 1, 2010, the Office of Finance has locked in a one-year agreement with Con Edisons Solutions to receive 100% wind energy for all electrical needs on campus.  The wind power is certified by Green-e, the nation’s leading independent certification program for renewable energy.