A large turnout highlighted the St. Thomas-hosted Ashoka U Exchange 2020 event, which was virtual for the first time: 481 people representing 24 countries and 104 higher education institutions attended 75 sessions across April 16-17.
Care for creation has deep roots in Catholic social teaching, and this past fall the University of St. Thomas advanced our mission by adopting our first comprehensive sustainability strategic plan. We asked Amir Nadav, assistant director of campus sustainability, for some tips on being more sustainable (and teaching our children along the way, too).
Guided by the university's first sustainability strategic plan, St. Thomas is working toward becoming a more sustainable community in a huge number of ways. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences' Communication Journalism program recently produced a documentary exploring some of the may ways sustainability has taken shape at St. Thomas.
A partnership between the University of St. Thomas and the Metropolitan Council is benefitting students, the natural environment, and other public spaces. Students are producing solid work for the Council that may, in some cases, result in long-term monetary savings.
As we look ahead to Earth Day, we asked Amir Nadav, Assistant Director of Campus Sustainability, to give alumni tips on being more sustainable in their own lives (and teaching our children along the way, too).
Ever-Green Energy today announced that St. Thomas is one of three Minnesota colleges and universities selected for the organization’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality program. These institutions will receive free energy planning services as part of this pilot program.
On Thursday, Nov. 29, Mayor Melvin Carter commended participants of Energize Saint Paul’s Race to Reduce energy benchmarking program. St. Thomas was recognized for its work through facilities management, which has been a key contributor to the university's evolving efforts around sustainability.
Senior environmental science and biology major Hannah Wallace runs the St. Thomas chapter of the Food Recovery Network, a nationwide student movement that works to reduce the amount of food waste at colleges and universities.
The University of St. Thomas has received a STARS rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
On Aug. 6, Doreen Schroeder and Catherine Grant from the Biology program sighted an endangered rusty-patched bumble bee (bombus affinis) foraging on the Pollinator Path bed outside of Owen Science Hall.