Live Life Green! Responsible stewardship—one of our four Franciscan sponsorship values—calls us to use the earth’s resources responsibly and view creation as a wondrous gift from God.
This year, students, staff, and faculty are committing to responsible stewardship as part of a new sustainability initiative on campus—Live Life Green. Together, we can make a measurable impact and reduce energy consumption by 10 percent compared to last year.
“This is something that I think students have been waiting for. The Green Life Club is very passionate about green issues and is excited to help support this initiative,” said Margaret Blandford ’14, president of The Justice League Club.
While we are stressing the involvement of the entire campus in this initiative, Marian University is already using promising resources in an unlikely place; the trash. The waste materials collected by Ray’s Trash Service from the university’s campus are delivered to Covanta in Indianapolis. Covanta is a Waste-to-Energy facility that utilizes waste for incineration to generate steam for many buildings in downtown Indy. Marian University has developed an almost entirely “Zero Landfill” campus.
Other green tactics are being implemented around campus to help Knights Live Life Green.
Students, faculty, and staff are being encouraged to read their monthly sustainability newsletter and keep up on the latest facts and tips about being better stewards.
Our earth and its resources are not something that we should take for granted. Responsible stewardship calls us to value these resources.
By only using what we need, we can conserve energy together and give back in order to Live Life Green.