John Carroll University will support sustainable activity, set an example for our community, and serve as a leader in our region through education, action and policy development. We are committed to protect and preserve the earth and ensure the quality of life for future generations in a manner consistent with our Jesuit mission.



Our vision is an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable university campus and community with employees and students who incorporate sustainability in their education, work and daily lives.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Conserve natural resources and reduce waste, energy usage and our overall carbon footprint.
  • Identify, promote and implement sustainable practices in all aspects of our operations.
  • Directly support the University’s culture of continuous improvement and enhance  the University’s overall Catholic character and commitment to the environment.


We will develop goals and metrics in these nine areas by December, 2010 to better gauge the efforts of sustainability and measure our progress toward achieving carbon neutrality at John Carroll University.


  • Energy and Water Use
  • Design and Construction
  • Transportation
  • Waste Reduction
  • Procurement
  • Office Practices and IT
  • Student Life
  • Food Services
  • Landscaping / Grounds