In light of the challenges we face as human beings on a planet that is increasingly hot, flat, and crowded, we must revisit what it means to be an institution of higher education. Students exposed from a young age to concerns about social issues and the environment are looking for educational opportunities that will enable them to pursue meaningful careers to address them. As a leading educational institution in Chicago, DePaul has the opportunity to further implement its mission to educate members of all sectors of society in sustainable practices for our changing times. Living up to the motto it adopted in 1954, viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi, DePaul can truly be the way to wisdom that so many are seeking. It is with these pressing challenges in mind that we offer this white paper.
Kelley, Scott. (2009) What must be done? DePaul as Sustainable Learning Community.