Integral Ecology & Sustainability


History of Sustainability at Xavier

In March 2008, Xavier University created the Sustainability Committee in response to the requirements of the Second Nature, (formerly ACUPCC). The group, which represents a cross-section of the campus community, was charged with the long-term goal of developing a comprehensive plan for achieving climate neutrality and the short-term goal of initiating tangible actions to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

The target date for the first plan was spring 2010. At campus feedback sessions held in 2009, ideas and wishes were gathered from all constituents. The Climate Action Plan was created and submitted to Second Nature in 2010. A revised plan, with the next generation of information and ideas was submitted in 2016.

The Sustainability Committee has been sunsetted, however their work continues with the Laudato Si Initiative. We thank the former members of the committee for their service and commitment to sustainability.

  • Kathleen Smythe
  • Nancy Bertaux
  • Mark Hanlon
  • Cheryl McElroy
  • Mollie McIntosh
  • Mary Lisa Vertuca
  • Margaret Groeschen
  • Chris Marshall
  • Alexandra Roman-Gonzalez