Club Spotlight: Sustainability

We reached out to the Vice President of Sustainability at Scranton, Joseph Delmar, to find out more about the Sustainability Club and what they do!

What is the Sustainability Club?

Sustainability is the University’s environmental club. We are focused on both getting people out into nature with events like our semesterly kayaking trip and our work at the community garden, as well as informing the University community about sustainable lifestyle through table sits and movie screenings.

Why should students get involved in the Sustainability Club?

Students should get involved because the goals of Sustainability are closely tied to the ideals the University is committed to. In addition to the commitment to environmentalism that Pope Francis recently espoused in his encyclical Laudato si’, we all take philosophy courses that teach about moral responsibility. Environmental causes fulfill our obligation to care for ourselves and others.

What is your favorite thing about the club?

My personal favorite thing about the club is our activity in the community garden. It provides a place for local families to grow fresh produce that they may have trouble affording otherwise and gives us the opportunity to get into nature and grow things that end up getting donated to the Leahy Clinic. For me, it’s a fun way to help those in need.

How can students learn more about the club?

Students can learn more about the club by talking to our officers at any event or table sit, or by attending our meetings every other Monday at 7:30 p.m. We information about meetings and planned events posted on our RoyalSync as well.

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