Office of Sustainability
St. Edward's recognizes its role in educating the university community about the importance of both individual and institutional environmental responsibility. It also recognizes its responsibility in implementing initiatives towards making a more sustainable and greener campus. We are proud to have been named a Tree Campus USA, a national designation which represents a commitment to planting, protecting, and maintaining the trees that cover our campus. St. Edward's is also excited to be chosen as one of only 353 colleges and universities worldwide for the Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges. Schools are chosen for this prestigious list if they demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. St. Edward's demonstrates its commitment to local sustainability by being a Farm to Work campus. This program designed by Sustainable Food Center connects workplaces with local farmers to have fresh produce delivered directly to employees each week. St. Edward's is also a proud member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), an "organization that empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation."
The sustainability coordinator is a liaison among campus operations, faculty, students and staff to collaboratively strengthen the sustainability culture on campus by increasing sustainability education and awareness and assisting all university departments towards a more sustainable campus. The sustainability coordinator is also the advisor of Students for Sustainability.