Dear DePaul Community,
In 2010, DePaul University set out to explicitly address how it plans to tackle the most challenging issues in sustainability today. The effort was initially spearheaded by the Sustainability Initiatives Task Force (SITF), a collaborative team which consisted of staff, faculty, and students. The challenge also extended to the entire university community to join together in tackling these issues, referring back to the Vincentian question “What must be done?”
What we found was that the DePaul community was quick to answer the call. Efforts sprang up all around the university in class rooms, staff offices, cafeterias, gymnasiums, and vacant parking lots turned gardens. Students, staff, and faculty alike all took part in addressing sustainability in their respective fields. Ideas became reality. But the work has just started.
Come see the work that your fellow classmates, colleagues, and community partners have been doing in the field of sustainability. You will find engaging discussions, exhibits, talks, workshops, food demonstrations, a festival, and more! And as we celebrate Earth Week, we also want to remember that we are not only celebrating the Earth that we live in, but the community of people that make this place our home. On behalf of DePaul University, I would like to personally invite to join me in celebrating Earth Week 2014.
Chair, DePaul Sustainability Network