Tag Archives: Sustainability


Spring Break in Service: SCSJ Service & Justice Trips Enliven Creighton Experience

This Spring Break, Creighton University will again send out a large contingent of students as part of the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice’s Spring Service & Justice Trips. The week of March 11, more than 130 students will fan out across the nation, the state and the city for immersion and service-learning experiences at [...]

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SCSJ readies to send more than 240 students out on Fall Service & Justice Trips

The Creighton University Schlegel Center for Service and Justice Fall Service & Justice Trips will again send students around the nation next week to serve, learn, and go alongside people and projects at 30 different sites. Oct. 12 through 19, around 245 Creighton students will spend their week’s recess from academic pursuits working with people [...]


6 Creighton students spent spring break at a homeless shelter. It was an eye-opening experience

Yoshua Piescer said he was a little scared the other night when a homeless man waved him over in front of the Siena-Francis House homeless shelter. The Creighton University student was in his second day of living at the homeless shelter as part of a spring break service trip. He already had his shoes stolen. [...]

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3-3 Program Student Angie Ngo Blends Social Justice and Business

When sophomore Angie Ngo was researching universities as a high school senior, she was looking to continue her Catholic education. New to her, however, was the Jesuit tradition. “I sought out Jesuit universities because I was intrigued by their mission and work with social justice,” the Boise, Idaho native says. “I knew that I wanted to [...]


Dorothy Stang: Sustainable Justice

In honor of Dorothy Stang’s life and martyrdom (remembered on on February 12), Student Coordinator Rachael Schwartz reflects on Dorothy’s commitment to sustainable justice. Dorothy Stang is a woman all justice workers and people should strive to be like.  She decided to devote her life to God as a sister of Notre Dame de Namur. [...]

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Dorothy Stang, S.N.D: A Modern Martyr

Dorothy Stang was a Sister of Notre Dame. She was born in the United States, but worked and served poor communities in Brazil from the late 1960’s to February 12th, 2005, when she was murdered. She worked to organize Brazilian peasant farmers through the Pastoral Land Commission, a group that “fights for the rights of [...]




Upcoming Events: St. Francis’ Feast Day!

CCSJ Come celebrate in many ways! On October 4th, Fr. Lannon will preside at noon Mass in St. John’s Church. Following Mass, enjoy a complimentary lunch, discussion, and sustainability fair in Lower Saint John’s Church. We will be highlighting the opportunity to sign the St. Francis Climate Pledge found here. 


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Upcoming Events: St. Francis Feast Day

Creighton Center for Service and Justice On October 4th, celebrate St. Francis’ Feast day in many ways! Fr. Lannon will preside at noon Mass in St. John’s Church. Following Mass enjoy a complimentary lunch, discussion, and sustainability fair in Lower Saint John’s Church. We will be highlighting the opportunity to sign the St. Francis Climate [...]


Sustainability: Ignatian Advocacy Team Tabling

Ignatian Advocacy Team September 6th, 11-2pm, the Sustainability Ignatian Advocacy Team will be tabling on the mall. Stop by to hear about/support our efforts to make reusable bags accessible to students on campus! For questions, or to get more involved with the sustainability advocacy group, contact Haley Warren at haleywarren@creighton.edu.


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Past Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Two opportunities for people around Omaha for the summer 1.   Volunteer Opportunity: Gifford Park Neighborhood Association seeks volunteers to donate 1 hour each week setting up tables, chairs and tents for our weekly farmers market at 33rd & California Street.  The market days are held each Friday, June 7 through Sept 27 from 4:00 PM [...]



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Reshaping the Future through Sustainable Action

The sustainability Fall Break Service and Justice trip was a great experience for me. As I walked towards our site, I looked around at my peers. They were exhausted carrying their belongings and groceries. I thought to myself, Okay, no big deal. We are on 24th street, and we need to get up to 38th [...]


A Little Sun and Water – Growing Community

One of my highlights of the entire Fall Break Service and Justice Trip about Sustainability in Omaha was going to City Sprouts, a community garden located close to the Augustana Lutheran Church (where we stayed for the trip). I loved being outside with nature and doing some good old physical labor beside my group members. [...]

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Service & Justice Trip Updates

Omaha Sustainability: What are you taking away from this trip? Sustainability is all about relationships. Relationships with each other to stay motivated to live more sustainably. Our relationship with the earth so as to not see anything as an object, but to instead see all life as subjects. It’s about a deep appreciation of the [...]

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Baking Bread with the Omaha Sustainability Group!

On Saturday night, I visited with one of the groups staying in Omaha to learn about living a more sustainable life. I spent the evening with the group teaching them how to bake home made bread. We made three different types of bread and had a great time. We made an artisan style Rosemary and [...]


Sustainability: Take the St. Francis Pledge

Catholic Climate Covenant In celebration of Sustainability Week at Creighton, and St. Francis day on the 4th, Catholics are taking the St. Francis Pledge. The pledge is a commitment to care for creation and people who are poor. The St. Francis Pledge is a promise and a commitment by Catholic individuals, families, parishes, organizations and [...]


A Green Initiative

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 about this initiative [...]



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 [...]


Green Bag Lunch on Climate Refugees

Wednesday, April 18th, 12:30-1:30 pm Creighton University (Harper Center, Room 2060) In celebration of EARTH DAY, the Creighton University Sustainability Council’s Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series presents: “Climate Refugees: A Humanitarian Cause”. This lunch features two student presentations from a theological and a sociological perspective. “Climate Refugees” is a very recent concept in which [...]


How do we prepare our students?

By Kelly Orbik, CCSJ Assistant DirectorStudents must 1st discern that they want to offer themselves this experience. They apply, read “In the Service of Life,” interview with student peers, pay the cost of the trips, come to 3 preparation meetings, and come to a missioning service the night before. The day they leave they take [...]


How to Feed the World?

By: Anna Green I came across this video in an email yesterday and think it is a simple, yet great way to display the unequal distribution of food in the world. The population of the world is increasing at an alarming pace- one in which, if we do not change our current lifestyles, will not [...]