Welcome to Sustainability at St. Thomas


We are excited to announce the university's first Sustainability Strategic Plan! Click here to learn more. 

Sustainability is core to the university’s mission of advancing the common good. The University of St. Thomas infuses sustainability into academic programs, student life, facilities, dining and campus operations while working toward a goal of carbon neutrality by 2035. Our accomplishments were recognized by the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges, a silver STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Sierra magazine's Cool Schools ranking, and three Marks of Distinction from the Climate Leadership Network.

Featured Events

Sep 30 2020

					2020 Mac-Grove Webinar: Read Brave - Climate Justice

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join neighbors, students, and friends to discuss the Saint Paul Read Brave book, Climate Justice by Mary Robinson, and learn from local groups working towards a more sustainable future. Read More

Sep 01 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas offers multiple opportunities participate in Season of Creation, a global ecumenical event to recognize our duty to care for our common home. Read More

Oct 29 2020

					Visual Storytelling: Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for an artist talk by Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) Artist-in-Residence Jessica Turtle. Jessica will explore the inequities of climate change through visual storytelling. Read More

Sustainability Programs

The University of St. Thomas is proud to participate in the following nationwide sustainability programs:


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Interested in Giving to the Office of Sustainability Initiatives?  Learn more here.