Sustainability has been blooming at St. Thomas. The recent drive toward more environmentally friendly behaviors has been monumental, with the university’s efforts to address sustainability resulting in national recognition.
The St. Thomas community now has an additional opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable campus thanks to the launch of Tommie’s Closet, a campuswide clothing swap system in Anderson Student Center (ASC).
This month, as a way to encourage families to explore the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and learn about plants, gardening and food equity, the Walker Art Center is using pollinator-related bingo cards developed 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).
The university recently welcomed Amir Nadav as its new assistant director of campus sustainability, a role long-envisioned as a key piece of organizing and coordinating St. Thomas’ growing work in sustainability.
A University of St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) partner, the city of Elk River, Minnesota, received the 2017 Outstanding City Partner Award from the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC) Network.