The biblical truth of God’s love for all of creation is why one of the key values at George Fox is care of the Earth. The university recently formed the Creation Care Committee, a 10-member group designed to look at how the institution can reduce waste, recycle more, lower its carbon footprint and create positive change on campus.
Efforts to bring a holistic approach to creation care have increased in recent years. Le Shana Hall, the university’s newest residence building, was awarded the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. A study has also been completed that will show George Fox how to strategically reduce its carbon footprint, and a community garden lets students and faculty make a tangible connection to the soil.