The "BIG IDEA" in Five Categories:
Although environmental sustainability is a “big idea,” Messiah University integrates creation care throughout every part of the institution by working with operations, academics, co-curricular experiences and community partners.
To make sense of this integration, we organize sustainability initiatives into five categories: Energy, Engagement, Waste, Biodiversity, and Food.
Managing campus energy use with a mindset of conservation. That means using only what we need to and not more. We also study how we can increase efficiency and explore renewable energy options.Learn more
Through collaborative work with various departments in the college and local enterprises, we aim to serve the campus and overall community through education, advocacy, and other projects.Learn more
We aim to not only grow, serve, and eat food that supports healthy bodies, communities and ecosystems but to also promote an awareness regarding proper nutrition and sustainably grown produce.Learn more