There are numerous ways for all students, staff, and faculty members across campus to get involved in sustainability at Catholic University.

There are sustainability focused clubs and committees, events, guidelines, and best practices to help everyone on campus be as sustainable as possible.

Upcoming Events

Saturdays, 10 AM - 12 PM. Join Campus Ministry on a weekly service visit to the support the community vegetable gardens at the Franciscan Monastery. Learn more about the gardens and how to volunteer here.

March 30, 2022. In collaboration with nine schools in the DC region, Catholic University is hosting a teach-in focused on climate justice and action in the classroom and beyond. Learn more about the teach-in and how you can participate here.

April 21-22, 2022. Catholic University is hosting a conference on the impact that a changing global climate will have on work and careers throughout the 21st century. Learn more about the conference and how you can participate here.

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    Student Groups

    The following student clubs and organizations on campus are dedicated to sustainability:

    Catholic University Environmental Club: The Environmental Club is Catholic University's environmental student organization dedicated to demonstrating the efficiency, effectiveness, and importance for sustainability through interdisciplinary educational programs, services, and engagement.

    American Conservation Coalition - Catholic University Chapter: This organization promotes free market solutions to climate change through educational events and activism. 

    The Student Government Association's Environmental Initiative: The Environmental Executive Initiative brainstorms and executes ideas on how to make Catholic University more environmentally aware and sustainable. The Initiative works closely with the Environmental Sustainability Office and Facilities, Maintenance, and Operations Office.

    CUAdventures: CUAdventures strives to enrich the health of the student body through immersion in the natural world. Events include monthly weekend day hikes to local natural areas, as well as occasional meetings and other outdoor excursions.

    If you’re interested in creating a new organization, reach out to the Office of Campus Activities for more information.

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    Community Garden

    The on-campus community garden allows community members to foster a raised bed plot for a growing season. The garden is managed by garden liaisons who help educate students, faculty, and staff on how to manage their plots.

    Students, staff, and faculty members welcome! Contact Student Government Association's Environmental Initiative or the CUA Environmental Club to get involved.

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    Tree Committee

    The Catholic University Tree Committee works together to protect and preserve the trees on campus, educate the Catholic U community about our trees, and further tree and ecosystem biodiversity on campus.

    Students, staff, and faculty members welcome! Contact sustainability@cua.edu to join.