Sustainability

Student Documentary Explores Sustainability at St. Thomas

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.
Tall grasses glow in the afternoon sun

Trouts, Turfgrass and Treatment: St. Thomas Students, Metropolitan Council Tackle Environmental Challenges

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.
Purple flowers and grass frame the Harpole Memorial Fountain September 13, 2013 as the silhouette of Aquinas Hall looms in the background.

Sustainability Taking Center Stage at St. Thomas

When then-President Father Dennis Dease signed the the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2008, he underscored St. Thomas’ ongoing and future commitment to sustainability. With the commitment of carbon neutrality by 2035, the statement included ambitious goals. In the decade since nearly every aspect of life on the university campus has been touched in some way by St. Thomas’ commitment to sustainability.