Center for Sustainable CommunitiesSusan Johnson2021-07-07T10:43:33-04:00
People. Passion. Planet.
The Center for Sustainable Communities nurtures social, environmental, and economic sustainability on our campus and in our community. As we work together to advance social justice and sustainability, we create opportunities for innovation, leadership, and change.
Carbon Neutrality. Community Resiliency.
Reaching across disciplines to help Saint Joseph’s College grow sustainably and steward our resources responsibly. Guided by the Mercy Critical Concerns, the Sustaining the Promise Strategic Plan, and the Mission and Core Values of the College, we work collectively to:
1 Achieve carbon neutrality by 2036;
2 Promote a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, staff, administration, and surrounding communities;
3 Establish the campus as a living laboratory for sustainable solutions; and
4 Inform effective and inclusive sustainability- focused decision making on campus and in the community.
Climate Action and Sustainability Plan
In 2015, the College adopted a Climate Action and Sustainability Plan establishing benchmarks, developing goals, and monitoring progress toward carbon neutrality on campus.
Do you have a sustainability project idea or solution that you or a team would like to implement? Submit a project idea to the Center for Sustainable Communities by emailing Nancy Kristiansen, Planning & Administration Coordinator.
We’re a Certified Bee Campus USA® Affiliate
On June 11, 2019, Saint Joseph’s College earned a Certificate of Designation from Bee Campus USA® in recognition of its adoption of rigorous commitments to raise awareness and enhance habitat for pollinators.
Community engagement is a hallmark of the Saint Joseph’s College experience, and the entire campus community strives to model service and involvement as means for both personal and social transformation.
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine has become the 73rd educational institution in the nation, and the first in Maine, to be certified as one of the affiliates of the Bee Campus USA program that has improved their campus landscape for pollinators.