As a Jesuit university committed to the belief that all humans have a responsibility for all creation, Fairfield infuses sustainability throughout its departments, programs, and infrastructure. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, advocated in the 16th century that humans are stewards of the Earth - not owners of it or masters of other species. To honor the dignity and worth of all creatures and living things, we, humankind, must hold ourselves accountable for the environmental crisis that we have, ourselves, created.
At Fairfield, the green movement is growing - through student activism, faculty research, campus infrastructure, organic and local food in the cafeteria, a dedicated Sustainability Committee, and an array of eco-friendly events throughout the year.
Day by day, year by year, we are moving toward a greener campus. We invite you to join us. Explore this site to learn how.