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Sustainability at Georgian Court

Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is committed to integrating the Order's passion for environmental, social and economic justice and personal sustainability into the lives and behaviors of all of those working or studying within our community. The Sisters of Mercy recognize that the “impacts of climate change around the world, from floods to droughts to disease, disproportionately affect poor, vulnerable communities, especially women".

GCU's sustainability program is broad in scope and scalable for any organization, large or small. And while the institution is relatively small, the commitment is big. In 2007, GCU's then President, Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), making GCU one of the country's first higher education institutions to formally commit to carbon neutrality. Since then, Georgian Court has been a leader in sustainability on multiple fronts.   Presented here are just some examples of our work.