As a Catholic institution of higher learning, Villanova University has an obligation and commitment to exercise leadership in promoting and reinforcing environmental responsibility by integrating ethical, social, economic, and ecological values of environmentally sustainable development into its curriculum, research, and institutional policy and practice. Villanova’s formal sustainability policy, adopted in November 2004, is as follows:
Villanova University will strive to conduct its activities in an ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable manner, and will continue to do so for future generations. Villanova University will support the concepts of sustainability in its curriculum, research, and related activities, preparing all members of the Villanova community to contribute to an environmentally sound and socially just society. The institution will strive to function as a sustainable community, embodying responsible consumption, promoting ecological literacy and environmentally sound practices among its students, faculty, staff, and graduates, and supporting these values in the local community.
Through major policies and initiatives—including a Green Purchasing Policy, an Energy Star Purchasing Policy, and Dining Services Initiatives—Villanova is making a real difference, from the inside out.
Villanova's Formal Sustainability Policy
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Villanova is participating in a relatively new and exciting initiative called the Electric Demand Response Program.
Electric Demand Response Program