AN ETHOS OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING
The Villanova Sustainability Plan integrates the University’s value-centered principles with environmental stewardship, promoting inclusion of all members of the University and all aspects of sustainability. Based on the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and guided by the principles of Catholic social teaching, the methodology for this plan provides clear goals tailored to Villanova, as well as quantifiable targets with set action plans. At the core of all sustainability activities, both large and small, is Villanova’s vision for this plan: to establish an ethos of sustainable living.
As an Augustinian Catholic university, Villanova is committed to shaping a community on campus and beyond that witnesses to the healing, liberating and empowering truth of the Creator. Generating and advocating sustainable action will help create a future that provides enough, for all, forever.
EXPLORE THE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
Sustainability Leadership Council
LAUDATO SI' PLEDGE
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform creates a space for the universal Church— and all people of goodwill—to respond to the dire emergency of global warming. No landscape, no person, no living being is untouched by the catastrophic impact of this human-made crisis. By developing a customized Laudato Si’ Plan, Villanova University is taking decisive and unfinching action to build a better future in the spirit of the Gospel and from the rich experience of St. Augustine.
Our Laudato Si' Plan
SUSTAINABILITY PLAN OUTCOMES BY 2030
As a University community, Villanovans are committed to working together to create a more sustainable world. The Villanova Sustainability Plan 2020–2030 specifically outlines the changes we aim to realize on campus by 2030. These outcomes include: