Care for Our Common Home

Stories by Madeline Hueske ('19) | Illustrations by Tracy Martin

illustration of mountain with people and animals
April 24, 2019
Madeline Hueske ('19)

Cape Kiwanda – a rugged, windswept peninsula on the Oregon Coast – is the reason I’m an environmental studies major. A few years ago, tourists there destroyed a sandstone pillar that had been a symbol of peace to me since my childhood days watching waves crash into rocks. At once I knew my purpose: to protect the places I hold so dear.

That, in essence, is really what sustainability is about.

Learn how Gonzaga seeks to improve the care of our common home, and the ways students, faculty and alumni are helping to protect the special places where we live, work and play.






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