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Center for Climate, Society, & the Environment at Gonzaga University

Resources from Gonzaga's Climate Center on teaching and supporting sustainability and climate justice.

Welcome to The Climate Center!

Founded in 2021, the Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment provides resources and opportunities to students, faculty, community members, and leaders in the inland northwest to meet the unprecedented challenges facing humanity and the wider natural environment in the 21st century. Such a vision is central to our identity as a Jesuit institution of higher learning. As Pope Francis writes, “All Christian communities have an important role to play in ecological education.”

This guide was created as a central location for resources on climate, society, and the environment, including relevant published research by Gonzaga faculty, teaching resources, journals and other publications available through the library, and more. This guide is a living document: please email to make a suggestion.

How to Reach the Climate Center

The Climate Center is located on the first floor of Foley Library. 

Laudato Si' Action Platform

Gonzaga University recently became the first U.S. university to officially commit to the ambitious Laudato Si' Action Platform, which was inspired by Pope Francis's 2015 encyclical on climate change and sustainability, “Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home.” Read this transformative work here:

Land Acknowledgement

Spokane Tribe of Indians logo: a man in ceremonial headdress, a drummer with drums, and a wolf.

Gonzaga University sits on the traditional lands of the Spokane People, or Sqeliz, who thrived in these riverlands for thousands of years along with other Plateau and Salish tribes before the onset of colonization, and who are still here to this day. Though my presence here as a non-Native white person is complicated, I'm grateful to be on these lands. I offer you the opportunity to reflect on the complexities of your own presence here.

- Nicole Gustavsen

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