Announcing a New Sustainability Initiative

by Amber Ferrari | Oct 02, 2014

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. 

News Media Contact

Mark Apple
Vice President of Marketing Communications
(317) 955-6775

Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
Watch Bami's story
Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
Read Conor's story
Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
Read Chrislyn's story

© 2017 Marian University
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the selection of administrative personnel, faculty and staff, and students.
*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.