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Geographic Information Science

SLU's Center for Sustainability to offer new GIScience degree. SLU will begin offering the M.S. in GIScience—the only on-campus degree of its kind in the region—in fall 2015. This program adds to the center's existing M.S. in Sustainability, M.S. in Urban Planning and Development, and Graduate Certificate in Advanced Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

AASHE STARS Silver Rating

SLU Receives AASHE STARS® Silver Rating. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) oversees STARS, the most widely recognized framework for publicly reporting information related to campus sustainability. SLU is a charter participant and earned a Bronze Rating in 2011.

SLU solar array

SLU Brings Solar Power to Campus. SLU has begun installing on six campus buildings solar arrays capable of generating more than 180,000 kilowatt hours of clean energy annually. That's enough clean energy to power a dozen homes for a year, while reducing the equivalent of 124 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Sustainable Billiken

Seven Ways SLU Promotes Sustainability. SLU's commitment to sustainability has received national attention from AASHE, The Princeton Review, and others. 

SLU Greenhouse Gas Report

SLU Releases First Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report. SLU is proud to announce the completion of the first-ever greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and report. A GHG inventory is a comprehensive analysis of all emissions created from energy used by an institution. This GHG inventory will serve as a baseline for future inventory reviews and be a tool for SLU to track all future GHG use.

SLU Tree Campus

SLU Listed as a Tree Campus USA. SLU has been designated as an official Tree Campus USA for the second year in a row. SLU's program includes five aspects required for certification: a tree campus advisory team, a tree care plan, dedicated annual expenditures, observance of Arbor Day, and a service learning project.

SLUstainability Green Billiken

SLU Releases Campus Sustainability Report. Saint Louis University released its third annual Campus Sustainability Report, which highlights successes of the past year. Read the full report here.

Tom Crawford

Thomas Crawford, Ph.D., Named Inaugural Banpu Endowed Chair of Sustainability. The Center for Sustainability has named Thomas Crawford, Ph.D., as the inaugural Banpu Endowed Chair of Sustainability. Crawford's recent work includes studies of human land use, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions, and sea level rise. His expertise in GIS will contribute to the creation of a new GIS-focused master's program in 2015.


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