Mission statement for the Sustainability Working Group on Transportation
Saint Joseph’s University will fulfill its role as a responsible environmental steward, as informed by the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, in part through its commitment to developing and enhancing sustainable means of transportation to the University and within the surrounding communities.
- We endorse modes of transport that contribute to the University’s environmental and economic health.
- We encourage safe and convenient transportation options which include walking, bicycling, using public transportation, and carpooling.
- We will analyze the University’s current transportation practices and identify resolutions that will lessen our impact on the environment, reduce our carbon footprint, and foster thoughtful stewardship of our natural resources, while maintaining the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.
Current sustainability efforts relating to transportation at SJU include:
- SEPTA 101 training for students and employees on campus
- Discount SEPTA rail and bus tokens sold on campus
- SJU has partnered with the Greater Valley Forge Transportation company to facilitate car pooling and other transportation efforts.
- More bike racks have been installed on campus
- A bike to work challenge will be held in Fall of 2010