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"As we endeavor to guide our thought, teaching and action by the values of this institution, we naturally continue to embrace the sustainability movement."
-Julia A. Upton, RSM, Former Provost

St. John's makes is part of their mission to include sustainability in all aspects of campus life with an emphasis in educating the student body. 

Many of the courses offered are either sustainability focused or sustainability related. St. John's curriculum was evaluated while completing STARS. It was found that about 10% of all courses offered on campus are sustainability focused, while about 36% of courses are sustainability related. Also 10% of research done by professors on campus is sustainability related.

Including sustainable practices in Residence Life is also a priority of St. John's including; student competitions, recycling, and water conservation.