“Be Thou praised, my Lord, of our sister Mother Earth,
which sustains and hath us in rule.”
~ St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
The Mirror of Perfection, c. 1280
Since Father Dease signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2008, the UST community has made significant strides in advancing sustainability on the UST campus. The week that includes the Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of the environment, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, is an appropriate time to draw attention to some of the university’s accomplishments and the individuals, clubs and departments that have led the way.
The UST Sustainability Committee invites all students, staff and faculty to events scheduled throughout this week.
Monday-Friday, Oct. 3-7: “Green Research at UST” poster display in the first- and second-floor atriums, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.
Monday, Oct. 3: Reflection on “The Garden as Leadership Metaphor” at 5 p.m. in the UST Stewardship Garden behind Brady Educational Center.
Tuesday, Oct 4: The Feast of St. Francis
Wednesday, Oct 5: Symposium at 6:30 p.m. in 3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall, features speakers:
Thursday, Oct 6: Tables will be hosted by: Green Team, HourCar, USG Sustainability, CSF Evaluation Committee, Metro Transit and UST Parking Services, and the Grill and Show’d Up Band also will be featured from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the John P. Monahan Plaza.
Friday, Oct 7: BEAST ride. Meet at 2 p.m. at the arches; bikes and helmets are required.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Annual Fall Cleanup of the banks of the Mississippi River from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the World War I monument at the end of Summit Avenue. Bags and gloves will be provided.
For more information about Sustainability Week contact Bob Douglas, chair of the UST Sustainability Committee, (651) 962-6388.