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Protecting Our Planet

Stewardship and Sustainability

We believe that we have a responsibility to preserve and celebrate God’s creation: our natural world. That’s why Zags look for innovative solutions to issues around sustainability and climate change—for all of us who share this earth.

What Inspires You?

What You'll Learn & Experience

Your Gonzaga education will help you understand the importance of our natural environment, and how human activities can help—or harm—our precious resources. You’ll be asked to think creatively and act practically to find solutions for our most pressing environmental concerns. Experiences inside and outside the classroom will prepare you to be a leader in stewarding our world for future generations.

  • Studies in specific majors combine with a liberal arts education to provide the background for moral and ethical consideration of the environment in multiple aspects of human development
  • Access to engaged faculty leaders in all aspects of sustainability and environmental studies
  • Hands-on projects and activities to better understand ecosystems and improve sustainability in communities
  • An ethic of care for our planet inspired by our Jesuit and Catholic mission


The Gonzaga Difference

In the Catholic, Jesuit and Humanistic traditions, your learning prepares you to work toward a more just world. You’ll cultivate an understanding of what it means to be human, to experience a well-lived life, to find your role in a more humane global community.

Your educational journey expands year by year with these principals of our Core curriculum:

  • Understanding and creating
  • Being and becoming
  • Caring and doing
  • Imagining the possible

You’ll also uncover the richness of interdisciplinary studies, where courses blend biology and dance, faith and science, politics and literature. All to equip you for the next part of your journey, where purpose and potential evolve.

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