A Commitment

In January 2008, President Cornacchia joined more than 650 others in signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to acknowledge that Saint Peter’s University will continue to be an early adopter of environmentally friendly solutions. The pledge provides a framework to achieve long term “zero net carbon emissions” or “climate neutrality.” It is also a vehicle to assist the cultural transformation in the way we live our lives. From a Jesuit standpoint, in its service to justice and solidarity with all creation, the ACUPCC is a call to our highest sense of Faith and Identity.

Read Saint Peter’s ACUPCC Climate Action Plan

Our Vision

The Sustainability Council supports a broad, holistic vision of sustainability, framing our work in pluralism and integrating the right of well-being today to that of future generations.

Our Mission

The Sustainability Council, composed of a broad representation from the university community, initiates and implements institutional, academic, and community programs that identify, inspire, and foster sustainable practices and behaviors.


Students Against Violating the Earth (S.A.V.E.)

Students Against Violating the Earth (S.A.V.E.) is a Student Organization that takes care of the planet! S.A.V.E. promotes awareness of environmental issues and tries to do something to reduce the damage to our Earth. S.A.V.E. goes on trips that help connect with nature and appreciate it. S.A.V.E. discusses topics and tips on how to avoid contributing to environmental problems.

John Rupert, Assistant Professor of Biology
Brandy Garrett-Kluthe, Assistant Professor of Biology