Environmental responsibility is imperative to the health and wellbeing of our campus, 我们的社区, 我们的星球.

It is achieved through collaborative actions taken across multiple areas of our university, 从我们工作的大楼里, 生活, 并在, to 学术 and research opportunities, 我们餐厅的食物. St. 爱德华的 recognizes its responsibility in educating and empowering the university community to work together for a more sustainable hilltop.

Explore and 学习 about sustainability both on campus and around the world.

Here are a few highlights we’re particularly proud of:

  • 叫一个 树 Campus Higher 教育 campus in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023.
  • Chosen among colleges and universities worldwide for 普林斯顿评论的 Guide to Green Colleges in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
  • 骄傲的成员 德州中部清洁空气联盟, an association of local area 政府s and other entities to discuss policies and best practices related to local air quality.
  • 骄傲的成员 德克萨斯州中部的清洁空军, a non-profit organization representing business, 政府, 学术, 公民, 环境, and health interests throughout Central Texas, with a special focus on air quality. 
  • 骄傲的成员 Texas Regional Association of 校园的可持续发展 (TRACS), including membership on student and executive boards. 
  • 拥有校园花园 & Food Forest as community event sites in the the City of Austin's 根 & 翅膀的节日 in 2022 & 2023.  
  • The beloved Sorin Oak was recognized as the 奥斯汀年度树 (大树)在2022年和St. Joseph HIll Twisted Oak (unique tree) was recognized in 2023. 
  • Proud to have students and faculty recognized by 德州中部航空公司 as leaders in research, instruction, and student advocacy in 2022 & 2023


St. 爱德华的 is committed to creating and maintaining a sustainable campus. Our green practices include eco-friendly building construction and landscaping, 循环再造及堆肥, experiential 学习ing with our campus as a "living laboratory," and student involvement in organizations such as Students for 可持续性. We also have a student-run Campus Garden garden and adjacent to that, 食物森林, 学生可以聚集的地方, 学习, 享受大自然.






营运副总裁 & 可持续性协调员 

Morris oversees the maintenance operations for the university, 包括能源管理, 景观服务, 托管服务, 还有各种各样的建筑系统. He has input and oversight responsibilities with projects ranging from minor repairs to larger renovations. 在来圣. 爱德华的, Morris oversaw 环境 and energy management in a large public school system and had significant involvement with the development of energy conservation, 可再生能源倡议, 学生接触, 和可持续性.



University Arborist/可持续性协调员 

持证的树艺师, Johnson manages the campus tree-care plan, 维护我们的景观, and serves on the 树 Campus USA committee. Johnson has kickstarted sustainability projects in his area including the Grounds for Grounds project that turns used coffee grounds from campus cafes and Jo's Coffee into compost and turning landscape waste into compost or mulch that is used right here on campus. He also was the visionary who created the campus Food Forest, a teaching space adjacent to the Campus Garden. 




Bella oversees the 可持续发展办公室 social media accounts, 内容创作, 以及宣传材料, and is assigned tasks each week by University 营运副总裁, 吉姆·莫里斯, with the goal of increasing sustainability initiatives and awareness on the Hilltop. 贝拉现在是大四学生, majoring in 沟通 and Advertising and plans to graduate Spring 2024! Bella is currently also SEU representative and Social Media Intern for Austin Reuse Coalition, local non-profit with a mission to create a more sustainable Austin.