Environmental Responsibility Statement
St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi regarded all of creation as a community to which we belong. This guiding principle affirms our commitment to environmental justice and stewardship.
Viterbo University will practice environmental responsibility by:
- Raising awareness of Viterbo University’s environmental impact, activities, and performance and promoting individual good practices that affect our education, daily lives, and health.
- Encouraging conservation, recycling, and other sustainable practices as a component of planning and decision-making.
- Continually seeking alternative practices and procedures to minimize negative impacts on the environment and improve our environmental performance by periodically reviewing our environmental policy.
- Committing to lead by example and to integrate environmental awareness and responsibility through the curriculum and community.
“For the human family, this home is the earth, the environment that God the Creator has given us to inhabit with creativity and responsibility.” Pope Benedict XVI
“Each of us must accept total responsibility for the earth’s survival. We are the curators of life on earth, standing at the crossroads of time.” Helen Caldicott
“A thing is right only when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the community; and the community includes the soil, water, fauna and flora, as well as the people.” Aldo Leopold
“All of life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.” Martin Luther King Jr.