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As part of Scranton’s mission as a Jesuit institution in the Catholic tradition, and its commitment to social justice, the University constructed the Loyola Science Center to reflect its deep commitment to sustainable design, as well as promoting a sustainable lifestyle.
A concern about sustainability and the environment are not new to the University. The new plan, therefore, integrates related programs in resource conservation, education and service that are already conducted by faculty, staff and students. The result is a more coordinated approach to the University’s sustainability program.
I pledge my support to the University’s effort to become more sustainable. I pledge also to incorporate the ideals of environmental sustainability in my own, daily life; to live out the practices that strive for energy efficiency, water conservation, pollution and litter prevention, global warming prevention, and social justice. I make this pledge with the hope that the needs of our generation may be met without compromising the abilility of future generations to meet their needs.
LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The 118,000 square-foot DeNaples Center—which houses dining facilities, a theater, and the bookstore, among other things—is just the 19th campus building in Pennsylvania and the first building of any kind in Scranton to attain LEED certification.
As one of the major initiatives in sustainability at Scranton, the University is committed to the infusion of the issues of sustainability across the curriculum. Our vision is to inculcate sustainability into existing and new courses throughout all the disciplines from theology, to business, to philosophy, to the natural sciences, to sociology, to political science, to history, to health, to education