One Earth Initiative Action Plan

In 2021, USF convened a working group for Laudato Si' at USF — now known as USF's One Earth Initiative — that includes faculty, librarians, administrators, staff, and students.

Under the leadership of the Provost’s Office, the Office of the Chancellor | Chief Mission Officer, and the Joan and Ralph Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition, the working group first prepared an extensive proposal that drew from hundreds of suggestions from the USF community. Based on the proposal, the working group has developed a draft Action Plan that will ensure that USF centers justice and sustainability as we look to the future here and in our local and global community. The Action Plan will be evaluated and updated annually for seven years, culminating in USF’s designation as a Laudato Si’ university. 

We’d like to hear from you! Your feedback on the draft Action Plan is welcome! Please use the links below to share your comments. 

We have identified four areas of focus for the Action Plan, listed below. 

To share your comments, click the + sign at the bottom right of a Padlet. At the bottom left of your new post-it you can then choose a color if you don’t want white. Click in the body of your post-it and type your idea. You can also add a link or picture. Then click Publish. Please feel free to “like” or comment on ideas that others have posted!

Student Experience

Spirituality and Culture

Infrastructure and Facilities

Institutional Structures and Governance