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Sustainable Creighton Initiative

For Creighton University, the Sustainable Creighton Initiative (SCI) is an important next step along the way toward better care for our common home. The United Nations has declared “carbon neutrality by 2050 the world’s most urgent mission.” The Vatican has committed to this goal, and Creighton University is also deeply committed to the same goal.

Goals of the Sustainable Creighton Initiative

The SCI is a plan for accelerated impact to the planet’s most demanding issues.
Over the next six years (2022-2028), the goals are intentionally focused on greenhouse gas
emission reduction, waste diversion, education, and co-curricular engagement.

Stat 20
20%

Sustainability-related academic courses

Stat 90
90%

Academic departments offering at least one sustainability-related course

Stat 50
50%

Reduction of Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2028

We are not faced with two separate crises, one environmental and one social, but rather one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.
— Pope Francis
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25%

Decrease in total campus waste generation

Stat 35
35%

Minimum waste diversion rate across campus

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20%

Annual increase in funding to Creighton Sustainability Student Action Fund