SFTS Green Initiative - News

Green News

As faith-based groups around the world seek to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, San Francisco Theological Seminary is striving to be a leader and example among seminaries to educate its students and make the fight against climate change a priority. Check out what's happening at SFTS and other ecumenical communities.

Campus Projects

Every academic year, the SFTS Environmental Ethics class takes on a project to enhance students' understanding of ways to protect God's creation. Under the leadership of Dr. Carol Robb, the Margaret Dollar Professor of Christian Social Ethics, projects have ranged from working in the community garden to installing solar panels.

Community garden offers students, faculty and staff organic experience
Motivations for gardening range from growing food to basking in tranquility.

Students learn the importance of pollinators with native planting project
Web of life and caring of God's creation revealed through work in garden.

Class project leads to funding for solar panels at campus dormitory
Oxtoby Hall reduces carbon dioxide emissions by hearting water with sun power.

Students aim to reduce trash in regards to obtaining food, waste disposal
Project includes monitoring how far food travels, turning trash into new soil.

SFTS students prove that the sun can be used to cook
Portable cooking devises may be able to help agencies feed homeless.

Solar panels installed at house on seminary property
Students work with staff, contractor on sustainable energy project.

Eco-Theological Resources

SFTS faculty and students are very concerned about the environment and climate change. Here are a few resources that may influence you and provide insights on how to reduce your own carbon dioxide emissions:


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