The Catholic University of America

Welcome to the CUA Green Page

“As part of our Catholic faith, we strive to be good environmental stewards.” -Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., former president of Catholic University

As an institution, The Catholic University of America is committed to supporting the creation of a sustainable environment on campus in its landscaping, grounds and facilities maintenance, construction and renovation projects. New courses and programs have been created in recent years to focus additional attention on sustainability.

Catholic University’s close attention to environmental stewardship is grounded in its Catholic Intellectual heritage and its faith.

“For us at CUA, honoring the earth and the environment is not simply a matter of responding to an important social, political or secular cause — it is a way of celebrating our Creator and the gifts of His creation,” says Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., former university president.

Pope Benedict XVI has reminded the citizens of the world throughout his pontificate that they must “always respect creation and promote an environmental culture that is based on respect for ethical values, the protection of life, an economy of solidarity and sustainable development."

This website consolidates information about how CUA is working to promote a culture of environmental stewardship.