Environmental responsibility is imperative to the health and wellbeing of our campus, our community, and our planet.

It is achieved through collaborative actions taken across multiple areas of our university, from the buildings we work, live, and study in, to academic and research opportunities, to the food in our dining halls. St. Edward’s recognizes its responsibility in educating and empowering the university community to work together for a more sustainable hilltop.

Explore and learn about sustainability both on campus and around the world.

Check out Green Tips for Toppers to get involved and make your life more eco-friendly. Read about the sustainable initiatives and events happening on campus. Learn what our faculty, staff and students are doing to improve the environment.

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Here are highlights we’re particularly proud of:

Office of Sustainability Staff:

Cristina Bordin

cristinb [at] stedwards.edu (Cristina Bordin)

Chief of Staff, Liaison to the Board of Trustees and Sustainability Coordinator

Bordin is a liaison among campus operations, faculty, students and staff to collaboratively strengthen the sustainability culture on campus by increasing sustainability education and awareness and assisting all university departments towards a more sustainable campus. She is also the advisor of Students for Sustainability.

sburnote [at] stedwards.edu (Scott Burnotes)

Associate Vice President for University Operations

Burnotes leads University Operations, uniting facilities and campus safety to support the university’s mission. He oversees a wide array of services and solutions that maintain a high performing, efficient, and secure learning environment. He is also responsible for all facility construction and maintenance on the university’s 160-acre campus. 

Kit Johnson

kitj [at] stedwards.edu (Christopher "Kit" Johnson)

Associate Vice President for Master Planning and Construction (University Architect)

Johnson provides oversight for the development of the campus master plan and leadership for all new construction and major renovations.

jmorris9 [at] stedwards.edu (Jim Morris)

Director of Facilities 

Morris oversees the maintenance operations for the university, including energy management, landscape services, custodial services, and the various building systems.  He has input and oversight responsibilities with projects ranging from minor repairs to larger renovations.  Prior to coming to St.Edwards, Morris oversaw environmental and energy management in a large public school system and had significant involvement with the development of energy conservation, renewable energy initiatives, student outreach, and sustainability.