Sustainable Business at Aquinas College

Student Profile

Current student Malory Maletic on sustainability at Aquinas

Malory Maletic It's important to take the commitment Aquinas has made to environmental stewardship and historical and aesthetic preservation seriously for several reasons. First of all, Aquinas stands out in the collegiate sphere because of these commitments. Our dedication to LEED certified buildings that are both attractive and efficient, rain gardens and swales that collect and filter run-off, and solar panels that reduce our dependence on fossil fuels -- all of these programs set us apart and build a unique community of people passionate about a sustainable vision. Additionally, I believe we do have a responsibility to preserve resources, whether beauty, natural resources, or historic sites for future generations. I think these commitments fall squarely under the Dominican Charisms that Aquinas works to uphold, and by fostering sustainable programs and ideas we are inherently fostering prayer, study, community, and service.