Gonzaga Pledges to Stand Up to Climate Change

By Paige Browning

Gonzaga University has joined the official Catholic movement in support of environmental stewardship. The school’s president signed the St. Francis Pledge on Monday.
 
Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh and the president of Gonzaga Preparatory high school signed the pledge together. At a news conference McCulloh said Gonzaga pledges to care for the earth and recognizes our actions today impact people around the world.
 
McCulloh: “Especially those among us who are vulnerable and therefore suffer the most front climate change and environmental degradation.”
 
In 2009, the Catholic Climate Covenant launched the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor. Now, almost 9,500 individuals, parishes, and schools have signed.
 
It asks people to pray and learn about climate change, to change individual actions related to energy use and consumption, and to be present in global discussions on climate change.
 
Earlier this year McCulloh approved Gonzaga’s first Climate Action Plan, which aims to achieve zero emissions on campus by 2050.

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GU President Thayne McCulloh compared the University's mission of betterment of the world to acting on cilmate change. Photo by Paige Browning.             GU Dean of Nursing and Human Physiology, Brenda Stevenson Marshall, says these are important issues to her. She signed her name on the pledge. Photo by Paige Browning.

Photos by Paige Browning.

GU President Thayne McCulloh compared the University's mission of betterment of the world to acting on cilmate change.
GU Dean of Nursing and Human Physiology, Brenda Stevenson Marshall, says these are important issues to her. She signed her name on the pledge.
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