As a mercy, Catholic institution of higher education, Salve Regina is committed to advancing environmental stewardship and sustainability on campus and in the community by integrating the social, economic and ecological values of sustainable development into institutional policies and practices.
Climate change and environmental degradation are pressing moral issues that compromise the future of our common home, threaten human dignity and all life, and compound the hardships of the poorest and most vulnerable members of our community. Our commitment to sustainability is underwritten by the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy and Pope Francis’s call towards “a new and universal solidarity” in which the climate is understood as “a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.”
The advancement of an integral ecology at Salve Regina celebrates our mission to serve as stewards of God’s creation, working as transformative agents to bring about a more harmonious, just and merciful world. Our institutional commitment to sustainability seeks to meet the present needs of our University community without compromising the ability of Salve Regina and our local and global neighbors to meet future needs.