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Caring for our common home is the theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. And every April, Aquinas College and the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids come together to steward Earth and our common homes in Grand Rapids.

Jessica Eimer BowenIn celebration of Earth Day and the Dominican pillars of community and service, the Aquinas College Infrastructure Sustainability Committee is proud to sponsor “We All Live Here Service Day.” On Friday, April 20, 2018, crews from the Aquinas College community will complete projects at Marywood and Aquinas to honor our beautiful campuses and take care of our earth.

All Aquinas students, staff, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to participate during morning and/or afternoon shifts cleaning up both outdoor and indoor spaces at Marywood and Aquinas College. Jessica Eimer Bowen, director of sustainability for the Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College, coordinates this event.

Background on Aquinas College Sustainability Initiative

Together, we can systematically redesign our college to be the kind of place where the campus community loves to work and learn. We work to accomplish the following three objectives:

  • Improve the health of natural systems;
  • Enhance the quality of life for the Aquinas community and our neighbors;
  • Increasing long-term financial stability of the college

Read more about Aquinas College Sustainability Center