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Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the WorldJustice in Jesuit Higher Education$
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Mary Beth Combs and Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823254309

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823254309.001.0001

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The Ethic of Environmental Concern and the Jesuit Mission

The Ethic of Environmental Concern and the Jesuit Mission

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(p.278) 14 The Ethic of Environmental Concern and the Jesuit Mission
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Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World
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Jennifer Tilghman-Havens

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254309.003.0018

Universities need to take a leadership role to prepare students how to live and work in this era of global climate change. A university’s operations can have a positive or negative impact on a student, shaping their knowledge, skills and values. Seattle University’s sustainable operations practices will be highlighted as examples that can be replicated at other universities. Practices covered include: an Environmental Advisory Council, a Sustainability Challenge, pesticide-free grounds, green building policy and food waste composting. For this chapter, sustainability is used as a framework for making decisions that address human, environmental and economic issues systemically.

Keywords:   Leadership, Seattle University, Sustainability, Economic Issues

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