Last month, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine announced that the college has begun a new partnership with EcoMotion, a sustainability consulting firm that works with cities, corporations, and universities to help them put into action their sustainability commitments in all aspects of university life, from operations to engagement. The new relationship will help the college to continue advancing their Attainable Sustainable program. So far, the program has seen the signing of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment as well as the achievement of a bronze rating through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System.
These achievements were made possible by the tireless efforts of faculty and staff members, as well as students and the surrounding community. These individuals have also been instrumental in organizing the Sustainability Festival, engagement programs with Eco-Reps and an employee Green Team, and the launching of a Green Revolving Fund, which oversees energy efficiency and community projects.
The new partnership between Saint Joseph’s and EcoMotion has tasked both institutions with conducting a Greenhouse Gas Inventory, devising a Climate Action and Sustainability Plan, and more. EcoMotion’s efforts will also help the College continue to implement their existing plan for climate action, called Sustaining the Promise.
As a response to Pope Francis’ call to care for creation, also known as “our common home”, Saint Joseph’s College is proud and excited to re-energize their commitments to sustainability, energy efficiency, and climate change action and advocacy. Read the full article here!