Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.08
Liaison Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley
Submission Date June 29, 2023

STARS v2.2

Salve Regina University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Mary Pelletier
Program Manager
Mission Integration
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:
Excerpt from Sustainability at Salve Statement published on web which includes:
Sustainable Salve Initiative Vision and Goals
• Advancing interdisciplinary teaching and research to address pressing local and global environmental, economic, and social challenges; and

Core Curriculum: CLO4 - Act Justly:
Students confront complex societal and environmental problems, with a focus on the Mercy Critical Concerns, by analyzing such problems, evaluating solutions, and engaging in civil discourse to promote universal justice and advance the common good.


Salve also offers Earth Month Programming that all can learn from and engage with sustainable practices. These programs are assessed, cross-campus, and interdisciplinary.

Salve Regina sends delegates (students and faculty) to COP annually.

Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:
Sustainability at Salve which includes:
University Sustainability Policy to Guide Decision Making
Sustainable Salve Initiative Vision and Goals
• Promoting responsible water consumption, waste reduction, sustainable and socially just food production, material reuse and recycling, renewable energy investments, ecological land use, green building practices, sustainable campus transportation options, and campus conservation efficiencies;
• Advancing interdisciplinary teaching and research to address pressing local and global environmental, economic, and social challenges; and
• Fostering a visible, educated, and active commitment to integral ecology and environmental justice among our students, faculty, staff, and graduates.

Salve also offers Earth Month Programming that all can learn from and engage with sustainable practices. These programs are assessed, cross-campus, and interdisciplinary.

Salve has committed to the Laudato si'Action Plan for the Earth
• Respond to the Cry of the Earth
• Respond to the Cry of the Poor
• Foster Ecological Economics
• Adopt a Sustainable Lifestyle
• Offer Ecological Education
• Develop Ecological Spirituality
• Support Local Communities

Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:
Sustainability at Salve which includes:
University Sustainability Policy to Guide Decision Making
Sustainable Salve Initiative Vision and Goals
• Promoting responsible water consumption, waste reduction, sustainable and socially just food production, material reuse and recycling, renewable energy investments, ecological land use, green building practices, sustainable campus transportation options, and campus conservation efficiencies;

Salve has committed to the Laudato si'Action Plan for the Earth
• Respond to the Cry of the Earth
• Respond to the Cry of the Poor
• Foster Ecological Economics
• Adopt a Sustainable Lifestyle
• Offer Ecological Education
• Develop Ecological Spirituality
• Support Local Communities

Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:
The Presidential Commission for Equity and Inclusion advances Salve Regina's mercy, Catholic mission by seeking wisdom and promoting universal justice. The University's mission is more fully realized when our educational enterprise, institutional structures, University leadership and community are actively engaged in building a more harmonious, just and merciful campus as we address the critical concerns of mercy: racism, immigration, women, earth and nonviolence.

This presidential commission has a mission and vision statement that is published online.

Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Minor theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
In keeping with the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy and recognizing that all people are stewards of God's creation, the University encourages students to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful.
(University Mission Statement, affirmed by the University Board of Trustees)

The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following?:
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment No
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor
Laudato Si’ Action Plan (in process)
Observer Organization for UNFCCC Conference of Parties

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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