Sustainability and Social Justice

Antioch University New England Sustainability and Social Justice

Here at Antioch University New England, we are committed to ecological stewardship and social justice, cultivating local as well as global perspectives to educate students with diverse backgrounds and opinions to become leaders of change.” (excerpted from AUNE’s Values Statement)

In April 2005 AUNE set out to examine its achievements, roles and practices in the arenas of Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability. The process began with the formation of the Sustainability and Social Justice Committee. The committee’s mission was to study the school’s performance in providing transformative education through scholarship, innovation, and community action for a just and sustainable society (excerpted from AUNE’s Statement of Purpose).

The Committee developed two paths for examining Antioch University New England’s performance in these areas. First, a Social Justice Audit in 2006. Read more about this path-breaking institutional assessment tool, the findings and our current action plan.

Second, the Committee conducted an examination of Antioch University New England’s greenhouse gas emissions and developed a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. Read more about AUNE’s commitment to Sustainability.