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Get involved!

There are many ways to get involved with sustainability at Creighton.  The following groups on campus are always interested in new folks and new ideas.


You can also find out more about what's going on with Sustainability here at Creighton by signing up for our listserv.    Sign up here and get all the news and meeting reminders.

We're always looking for new ideas! Maybe there's a specific aspect to sustainability that you're interested in.  Some of the areas where we're working include:

  • Recycling
  • Events -- Earth Day, St. Francis Day, more
  • Sustainability and the Catholic, Jesuit identity
  • Sustainability and social justice
  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Agriculture -- community gardens, rain gardens, etc.
  • Bicycling -- commuting, bike racks, bike clubs, bike co-op
  • Sustainable commuting -- buses, carpooling, walking, etc
  • Purchasing
  • Outreach and behavior change
  • Marketing on campus
  • oneShirt clothing drive, Freecycle program
  • Curriculum development
  • Renewable energy
  • Reduced gas consumption for the university fleet
  • ... and anything else we can come up with!

Join us for as many of the different aspects as you'd like. New folks are always welcome!

University Sustainability Council

Meetings are held the third Friday of each month at 2 p.m. (check the main page for location).  All interested faculty, staff, and students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please contact Mary Duda, Sustainability Manager, for more information.

Student Committee (GreenJays)

The GreenJays are up and running and have quite a bit of momentum.  For more information, please visit their webpage, join the list-serv or contact Dr. Jay Leighter.

Energy Awareness Committee

The Energy Awareness Committee is a non-sanctioned committee that was formed in 2001. In the aftermath of the natural gas shortage of the winter of 2000 and subsequent price increase of the cost of natural gas, it became apparent that something more had to be done to help control the rising cost of our utilities. Facilities Management also realized it could not do it without the help of the entire campus. Hence, the concept of a new committee whose main focus would be to not only raise the level of awareness of the problem but to hopefully create a desire in all employees to do their part in the process.

Find out more on the Energy Awareness webpage.

Fall Break Sustainability Service Trip

The Creighton Center for Service and Justice offers Spring and Fall Break Service Trips that involve sustainability in a variety of ways.  Their offerings vary by year, so be sure to check on their website or give them a call to check to see what's being offered.