Environmental Sustainability

Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, one of our core values is care for all God’s creation. Regis is dedicated to the care of the earth. We work to make choices that will lead to a sustainable future for our world by caring for our environment, teaching others about the crisis facing our earth, and to finding innovative ways to protect natural resources for future generations.

Environmental Sustainability at Regis encompasses the following main areas:

Administration

Regis is a member of the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Regis is still in. We signed the We Are Still In declaration, joining the largest American coalition ever assembled in support of climate action.

Operations

Regis is committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for implementing and overseeing environmental and occupational health and safety programs, and ensuring compliance with all relevant governmental laws and regulations. This includes waste management, biological safety and chemical safety.

Campus-wide recycling program which includes biological waste, chemical waste, electronic & battery waste.

Food service sustainability through Aramark’s Green Thread program, an environmental sustainability platform, which brings innovative and efficient solutions to life to reduce the environmental impact within our operations.

  • From January to July of 2017 we composted 51 Tons of Food Waste.
  • September of 2017: 7.97 Tons
  • October of 2017: 7.08 Tons

Curriculum

Campus Culture

Campus-wide events including Earth Day, Farm to Fork event, and student activities.

Community Service & Outreach

Each year first-year students are invited to spend a week of their summer break serving with Simply Smiles in the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Simply Smiles is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for growth and education to impoverished families, children, and youth living the CRST reservation in South Dakota. Through our week of service, Regis students are able to participate in the construction of new homes, assist to implement food, garden, & healthy living programming, and plan activities for the annual children’s summer camp.

Service Immersion Student Trips

Students and faculty participate in four to five domestic and international service trips each year.

The Regis Haiti project

A train the trainer model that aims to improve access to quality health care in Haiti by addressing the acute nursing shortage and the call for an advancement of nursing education in Haiti.

Founders’ Day

Each September, Regis honors our founders, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, with a day of community service. In 2017, more than 400 students and employees participated in service projects that included cleaning public spaces such as parks and trails in Weston and Waltham.

Environmental Sustainability | Mission & Values | Regis College
Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, one of our core values is care for all God’s creation. Regis is dedicated to the care of the earth. We work to make choices that will lead to a sustainable future for our world by caring for our environment, teaching others about the crisis facing our earth, and to finding innovative ways to protect natural resources for future generations.