Tag Archives: Climate Change

Fr. Lannon Signs the St. Francis Pledge

As part of Creighton’s St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day Celebration, Fr. Lannon signed the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor and encouraged attendees to do the same. Below is Lannon’s homily from the Mass and the link the St. Francis Pledge: Homily for the Feast of St. Francis October 4, [...]

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Sustainability: Tell President Obama to join the conversation on climate!

Sierra Club Tens of thousands of Americans have joined the conversation on climate, both online as well as in living rooms, in townhalls and churches, and at film screenings and rallies. The momentum is building, and there have been dozens of events in just the last few weeks. Ask the president to join the national [...]

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A Green Initiative

By: Andi Hinnenkamp Father Schlegel signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2010 and Fr. Lannon will now carry on this commitment. Considering that over 600 schools’ presidents signed the initiative, it is not a big surprise that Creighton, as a Jesuit institution, was one of the signatories. What is surprising [...]

Thank President Obama for Protecting the Polar Bears!

Sierra Club Shell Oil has been forced to abandon its plans to drill in the Polar Bear Seas this year! From not meeting its Clean Air permits to a damaged oil spill containment dome, Shell showed that it couldn’t drill safely. The passionate advocacy of millions of people played a big part in making sure [...]

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“Creighton’s Climate Action Plan” part of the Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series.

A discussion with lead consultant Becky Fedak of the Brendle Group When: Tuesday, September 25,12:30-1:30 Where: Harper Center 3029 What: Becky Fedak of the Brendle Group will present on Creighton’s plan to fulfill its pledge to become carbon neutral. Creighton made this pledge when President Fr. Schlegel, SJ signed the American College and University Presidents’ [...]

Sustainability: Thank the White House for increasing fuel efficiency standards

Sierra Club This month, the Obama administration finalized fuel efficiency and carbon-pollution standards for new vehicles. The new plan is committed to having the average new car get 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 which will double the current fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution from new vehicles in half. This is the biggest step [...]

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Presidents' Climate Commitment

Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Did you know that Creighton is a signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment? In short, this committed the university to developing a comprehensive plan to achieve climate neutrality at some point in the future. More information on the Commitment and the strides Creighton’s made can be found at: http://www.creighton.edu/about/sustainability/acupcc/index.php The Climate [...]