Green History

  • strict warning: Declaration of vsite::router() should be compatible with space_og::router($op, $object = NULL, $is_active = true) in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 232.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg_fields/includes/system.inc on line 11.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_row() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1424.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_row() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1424.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_row() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1424.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_row() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1424.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_row() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1424.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_row() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1424.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_row() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1424.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_array() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1506.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_array() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1506.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_array() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1506.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_array() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1506.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_array() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1506.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_array() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1506.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_array() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/flag/flag.module on line 1506.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Non-static method vsite::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 228.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_og::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/openscholar_vsite/vsite/plugins/vsite.inc on line 204.
  • strict warning: Non-static method space_type_purl::excluded_paths() should not be called statically in /home/mtmercy/subdomains/sites/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/contrib/spaces/spaces_og/plugins/space_og.inc on line 185.

Mount Mercy has a rich history of stewardship of the environment.

In 1978, the Sisters of Mercy, founders of Mount Mercy College, planted more than 300 trees and shrubs on campus, followed by 290 more the next year. Four of those trees were recently named “County Champions,” designating them as the largest of their species in Linn County.  In the decades since the Sisters’ trees took root, Mount Mercy’s environmental efforts continue to develop and broaden.

Today, the critical issues of climate change, the need for renewable resources, and environmental degradation, have assumed a greater role in the public sphere and weighs heavily on the public conscience. Through advocacy, education and hands-on efforts, Mount Mercy students, faculty and staff are committed to sustainability practices.

The Sisters of Mercy are committed to “reverence Earth and work more effectively toward the sustainability of life toward universal recognition of the fundamental right to water” as reflected in the organization’s initiatives developed in 1995.  The values of the Sisters continue through the university's curriculum.

Mount Mercy students, faculty, and staff volunteer their time and talents through campus organizations to improve the well being of the environment and to foster sustainability practices on campus.