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Gonzaga Conserves, Employs Renewable Energy Credits in Aim to Achieve Climate Neutrality

Gonzaga Conserves, Employs Renewable Energy Credits in Aim to Achieve Climate Neutrality

Posted on November 14, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University recently increased its purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) to cover 44 percent of its electricity usage and has taken other steps to conserve energy, furthering its commitment to sustainability and its Climate Action Plan goal to achieve climate neutrality – zero emissions – by 2050.

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Sierra Magazine Names Gonzaga to List of Eco-Literate ‘Cool Schools’

Sierra Magazine Names Gonzaga to List of Eco-Literate ‘Cool Schools’

Posted on August 31, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Sierra magazine has named Gonzaga University to its 11th annual “Cool Schools” list, recognizing the nation’s most eco-literate colleges and universities. Gonzaga is among 227 sustainable four-year, degree-granting U.S. undergraduate colleges and universities on the list.

Gonzaga Presents ‘Waiting For Godot’ through New ZagLab Initiative Starting June 8

Gonzaga Presents ‘Waiting For Godot’ through New ZagLab Initiative Starting June 8

Posted on June 5, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University faculty, students and alumni are partnering with local artists, environmental groups and Terrain to present Samuel Beckett’s iconic tragicomedy, “Waiting for Godot,” at the Washington Cracker Building art-space (304 W. Pacific Ave.) June 8-11 and Sept. 7, 9-10.

Gonzaga Becomes a Certified ‘Bee Campus USA’

Gonzaga Becomes a Certified ‘Bee Campus USA’

Posted on May 1, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – With two bee apiaries at the Hemmingson Center Roof Garden and one at Bozarth Mansion, Gonzaga University has become the 25th educational institution in the nation – and first in the state of Washington – to be a certified affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program.

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Gonzaga Hosts Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference Feb. 16-17

Gonzaga Hosts Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference Feb. 16-17

Posted on February 6, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University will host the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference Feb. 16-17 in the Hemmingson Center Ballroom. The public event is titled, “Caring for Our Common Home,” a reference to “Laudato Sí,” Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment. Registration is $50 for students and $200 for nonstudents.

Student Team Honored for Work to Enhance Fire-Resistant Home Construction

Student Team Honored for Work to Enhance Fire-Resistant Home Construction

Posted on May 12, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – A team of Gonzaga University students won the Vitruvius Award from Eric Corey Freed, founder of the firm organicARCHITECT, at the recent USA Science & Engineering Festival for developing an approach to home construction near wilderness areas that could better protect homes from fires.

ZAGiving Benefits Area Families with Donations of Zag Students’ Surplus Items

ZAGiving Benefits Area Families with Donations of Zag Students’ Surplus Items

Posted on May 4, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University students, in finals through May 6, must rid themselves of an enormous amount of clutter before summer break. Fortunately, Gonzaga’s Housing and Residence Life is continuing its “ZAGiving” program, which collects the clutter and donates it all to Catholic Charities Spokane Furniture Bank and The Salvation Army.

Gonzaga Alumna Launches Nonprofit to Save India’s Bengal Tigers

Gonzaga Alumna Launches Nonprofit to Save India’s Bengal Tigers

Posted on April 18, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Sarika Ann Khanwilkar is combining her bachelor’s degree in biology from Gonzaga University with a desire to make a difference in the world. After conducting conservation research in North America, South America and Asia, the 23-year-old founded the nonprofit organization Wild Tiger a year ago to help save India’s Bengal Tigers.

Lilly Grant Starts Theology Institute

Lilly Grant Starts Theology Institute

Posted on December 16, 2015

A $294,415 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will establish the Gonzaga University Theology Institute for High School Youth, which is expected to start in summer 2016 with up to 48 students entering the 11th and 12th grades.