"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
People can make a positive difference in this world. This is the underlying principle that guides the Office of Sustainability at Saint Michael’s College. At Saint Michael’s College, sustainability encompasses more than just the typical “green” operational initiatives. Its reach extends across all disciplines and areas of the College and includes everything from what we consume to the rich and diverse culture in which we live. The Office is committed to strengthening our campus’s obligation to a socially and ecologically responsible world by connecting students, staff and faculty with opportunities to create a sustainable future. In utilizing the campus as a living laboratory for sustainability, the Office seeks to provide students with the necessary knowledge, values, skills and confidence for being change makers in the 21st century.
Explore these pages or stop by the Office of Sustainability and meet the director, Heather Lynch, to learn more about Saint Michael's significant sustainability initiatives and to find out what the future holds. Get ready to be inspired, find hope and do your part to make a difference: we believe that positive action is the path to creating change!