At Holy Cross, sustainability isn’t a buzzword — it’s our collective responsibility. Safeguarding the environment for future generations reflects our Jesuit mission. We embrace this challenge at all levels of our institution — from College-wide initiatives that reduce electrical usage to student-driven programs that promote climate-friendly practices.
In 2007, former president Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., signed Second Nature's Carbon Commitment, agreeing to work toward carbon neutrality by 2040.
The Holy Cross community diverts waste through reuse, recycling, compost, and donations.
Established and directed by students, the Holy Cross Green Fund offers grant funding to projects that positively impact the environment and Holy Cross students.
The Office of Sustainability provides centralized coordination, accountability, and encouragement to foster environmental sustainability.
Formed in 2007, this multi-departmental task force makes campuswide recommendations to advance campus sustainability.
Dedicated to exceptional service, Dining Services sources food and beverages locally, reduces waste, and collaborates with the community.
Investigates local, national and global contemporary and past environmental issues through a multi-disciplinary study of culture, art, economics, history, biology, and the physical sciences.
Explores our Earth’s complex systems and the relationships between the solid earth, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere.
Students will find courses in environmental science, marine biology, toxicology, and field biology, studying life and living organisms.