We’re excited for the YES! Fall Summit which will take place from 8am-2pm on Wednesday, September 30th at Saint John’s University and hope you can join us. Please fill out the RSVP form below and be sure to check out the descriptions of the optional tours as well, located at the bottom of this page. Let us know at [email protected] if you have any questions or are having trouble filling out the form.
Please note that if you choose to go on a tour, we can make them between 30 and 60 minutes long: please indicate how long you’d like to stay for the tour.
Greenhouse/Abbey Energy Solar Farm
Sustainability efforts at Saint John’s include using the sun to produce food and electricity. The Eco Houses at SJU manage a winter green house in an effort to provide locally grown produce to dining services. The 4 acre solar farm provides over 4% of Saint John’s electricity needs on an annual basis. This tour will include the greenhouse and the solar farm.
The Saint John’s Pottery/Abbey Woodworking
There is a strong history at Saint John’s of using the natural materials found in the area for both functional and artistic purposes. The sustainable logging program harvests trees from the forests of the Abbey Arboretum and the woodshop turns the wood into furniture on campus such as chairs and desks. The pottery studio utilizes local resources and sustainable methods to create their pottery. This tour will highlight the woodshop and pottery studio.