Philosophy

Students in Hess Creek Canyon on the George Fox University campusThe 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.


How to Take Action
Recycling Locations

Recycling Locations

Behind the Commons
Behind Stevens Center
Pennington Hall
Plant Services
North Street Annex
Art Annex
Lewis Apartments
Lemmons

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Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint

George Fox University hopes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent in the next five years. A recent study by our engineering students gave us the baseline data to work from. Read more about our carbon footprint reduction efforts