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VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

AN ETHOS OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING

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The Ӱԭ 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 Ӱԭ, as well as quantifiable targets with set action plans. At the core of all sustainability activities, both large and small, is Ӱԭ’s vision for this plan: to establish an ethos of sustainable living.

As an Augustinian Catholic university, Ӱԭ 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

Methodology

Learn how the sustainability plan was developed

Projects

Explore current sustainability projects

Goals

Ӱԭ's adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability Leadership Council

Meet the leadership of the VSLC

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, Ӱԭ 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 Pledge

Ӱԭ's signed Laudato Si' commitment

Our Laudato Si' Plan

Learn more about our Action Plan

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

SUSTAINABILITY PLAN OUTCOMES BY 2030

As a University community, Ӱԭns are committed to working together to create a more sustainable world. The Ӱԭ Sustainability Plan 2020–2030 specifically outlines the changes we aim to realize on campus by 2030. These outcomes include:

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Electricity purchased from renewable energy

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Food insecurity among all Ӱԭns

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Financial need met

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Pre- and post-consumer food waste to landfill or incineration

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Current projects

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Of Ӱԭns paid a living wage

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Elimination of all single-use plastic sales on campus

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Reduction in all emissions

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of Ӱԭ students exposed to sustainability education