Sustainability Initiative at Aquinas College
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  • Aquinas College recognized as top performer in 2020 Sustainable Campus Index
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  • Aquinas featured in The Princeton Review 2021 guide to green colleges
    The Princeton Review

The Center for Sustainability heads the AQ Sustainability Initiative which provides an on-going process to assure that Aquinas College is the kind of place where people love to work and learn. The initiative encompasses programs that promote environmental restoration while strengthening community relationships and improving financial stability. Click here to go to the About Page
Presently, the Center for Sustainability is focused on the implementation of the Zero-Waste Initiative. This aggressive initiative is in place to elevate the conversation about waste and sustainability at the college, guiding us to our goal of being the first college campus in the nation to achieve Zero Waste. To learn more about the Zero Waste Initiative, click here.
Over the course of two years, Aquinas College Geography & Environmental Studies students worked with archived printed tree maps to painstakingly identify as many tree species as possible on the AQ campus.
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What's New with the AQ Sustainability Initiative?

Winner of RecycleMania Zero Waste Category
Tree Campus USA

Tip the Scale Waste Competition Winners
Homecoming and Move-In Were Zero Waste Events!
Holmdene's New Water Station
Disposing of off-campus waste

Economicology Forums

Videos of economicology forums are now available online with an ELM login. To access the videos, click here.