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 email@example.com to make a suggestion.
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