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Villanova’s emissions have decreased over the past 5 years, mainly due to a switch from coal to natural gas as our main source of energy for producing steam and purchasing electricity. During this time we have increased our campus footprint by adding two new LEED Gold certified buildings that have added to Villanova’s overall energy demand. For more information on campus energy reduction initiatives visit the Buildings, and Energy & Climate webpages.

Villanova University, as a community of learned and learning scholars, respecting the sacredness of all creation, accepts its responsibility to the integrity of Earth and its biodiversity, to the heritage of future generations, and to the security of nations. By utilizing the Augustinian values of Unitas, Veritas, and Caritas, meaning love thy neighbor, promote community unity, and live life in moderation through our curriculum, work environment, and operations, Villanova’s approach to sustainability exemplifies an emphasis on social justice and community service.

For questions regarding campus sustainability email Liesel Schwarz