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Sustainability at Regis

As a Jesuit institution, we are called to be stewards of Earth, our common home. At Regis, we care about the communities around us and the planet we live on. It is our duty to care.

We commit to our values and care for the community through the process of sustainability. Working in unison with our environment and as a community, we strive to be active within our engagement in the environment. As the world’s climate crisis worsens, we need to make a difference — not just hope for change. 

As we set out to make an impact, our students, faculty and staff create opportunities for service on the Regis campus and beyond. We support efforts to care for the great Denver community and address environmental and health-issues faced in our own areas.

 

Student Involvement

At Regis University we encourage all students to live sustainably and get involved to make a difference. We encourage passionate students to dive deeper into learning and involvement through the SEED Fellowship program. 

Learn more about how sustainability is exemplified at Regis University

Regis Apiary Club

“This club is on campus to promote the education of beekeeping and make the campus more pollinator-friendly. There are two beehives on campus that are taken care of by students. These bees need the support of students in order to survive. In this club, we teach general beekeeping, honey collecting and the importance of bees.”
- Kameron Ziercher, Club President

Bike Shop

“Sustainability is a necessary part of all of our lives because we all have a role to play in taking care of the environment. Biking is easy, fun and gives an opportunity for exercise out in the fresh air. It also happens to be sustainable. The Regis Bike Shop has a fleet of rental bikes that students can rent out for free.”
- Ellie Jenni, Regis Bike Shop Employee

Climbing Club

The climbing team is a supportive club that wants to promote the knowledge of climbing and the impacts it has on the outdoors. In this club we take people climbing to the gym and teach them how to properly climb. We promote how to properly climb in the outdoors to make sure there isn't degradation on climbing locations. We promote and protect the outdoor areas that we like to recreate in.”
- Maeve Cavanaugh, Club President

Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP)

“OAP helps promote sustainability at Regis through outdoor education trips! Students are given hands-on experience and interaction with the environment and guided through lessons such as the Leave No Trace (LNT) lesson. It is important that we develop responsibility for caring for the outdoors because if we don't, will we not only lose the beauty of the outdoors but also the resources that nature provides to us people and other animals.”
- Kitra Noce, OAP Trip Leader

group of students in the bush learning about sustainability

Regis Sustainability Club

This club is designed to promote ‘green’ thinking on our Regis campus, advocate for environmental movements, and to serve our greater Denver communities. Through service opportunities, career/internship resources, event facilitation, and the introduction of sustainable programs to our Regis campus, university students can make a difference!

Please contact Housing, Engagement, and Student Life (HESL) with questions about these clubs and other involvement opportunities for Regis University students at 303.458.4089 or studact@regis.edu.

Did You Know?

9.7°F
potential increase to our planet’s average temperature by 2100*
12 billion
projected metric tons of global carbon emissions per year in 2040**
10% crop loss
midwestern and southern counties could see a decline in yields over the next five to 25 years**
*Climate Change: Global Temperature Projections - Climate.gov
**Climate Change Predictions- Climate.gov
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Our Jesuit values guide our commitment to sustainability and teach us to take action.

Cura Personalis, care for the whole person
As climate change causes harm, we are called upon to work toward sustainability, bettering the physical and emotional wellbeing of all people.

Men and Women For and With Others
As a Jesuit university, we teach the importance of thinking of others. In our endeavor to achieve sustainability, innovative practices are necessary. 

Contemplatives in Action
Our values teach us to not only contemplate climate disasters but also to act to improve them.

Finding God in All Things
As a Jesuit university, we see God in all things. We respect our common home and dedicate ourselves to being stewards. As climate change affects the planet, we are called to take action.

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