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

It is achieved through a broad set of bold actions taken across multiple facets of St. Edward's University, from the buildings we work, live, and study in, to academic and research opportunities, to the food that nourishes us 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.

We invite you to explore and to learn about sustainability both on campus and around the world.

Find out more about the Office of Sustainability. Take in some Green Tips for Toppers to make your life more eco-friendly. Read the latest news, events, and updates on the blog. Check out the campus sustainability map, or peruse the sustainability timeline. Learn what St. Edward's faculty, staff, and students are doing to improve the environment, or take a look at what sorts of sustainable initiatives are happening on campus.

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Here are some highlights that we’re particularly proud of:

  • Named a Tree Campus USA for the second consecutive year
  • Chosen among colleges and universities worldwide for the Princeton Review’s 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges
  • Proud member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • Committed to local sustainability as a Farm to Work campus

Office of Sustainability Staff:

Cristina Bordin

cristinb [at] stedwards.edu (Cristina Bordin)

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

Cristina 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.

Eliza Worrick

eworrick [at] stedwards.edu (Eliza Worrick)

Administrative Coordinator & Sustainability Communications Strategist

Eliza coordinates marketing efforts across our sustainability blog, website, internal communications platforms, and social media outlets. She also tracks and analyzes the effectiveness of these communication efforts to make sure that our audiences both on- and off-campus get the right information when and where they need it. 

Ana Quevedo

aqueved1 [at] stedwards.edu (Ana Quevedo )

MSEM '18, Sustainability Graduate Assistant

Ana assists with the coordination of communication strategies to promote campus sustainability, including planning of the annual Earth Week celebration. She also leads the Tree Campus USA application renewal, collects data for sustainability surveys, and analytically tracks greenhouse gas emissions for the university.

Mike Peterson

michaelp [at] stedwards.edu (Michael W. Peterson)

Associate Vice President for Facilities

Michael is responsible for all facility construction and maintenance on the university’s 160-acre campus. He also chairs the Environmental Stewardship and Bell committees.

Brian Burns

brianb [at] stedwards.edu (Brian Clark Burns)

Director of Facilities Operations

Brian is responsible for all Facilities operations including Building Maintenance, HVAC, Grounds, Automotive, Pest Control, Fleet, Custodial Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and Environmental Sustainability. 

Kit Johnson

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

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

Kit serves as the University Architect — providing oversight for the development of the campus master plan and leadership for all new construction and major renovations.