"I believe in my heart that faith in Jesus Christ can and will lead us beyond an exclusive concern for the well-being of other human beings to the broader concern for the well-being of the birds in our backyards, the fish in our rivers, and every living creature on the face of the earth.” John Wesley, 1701 – 1791
Sustainability is often defined as meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainability can have a broad range of applications, from the oft‐discussed environmental consideration to social, financial and economic, and cultural considerations. In the context of Indiana Wesleyan University, “Creation Stewardship” is synonymous with sustainability. The over‐arching objective of the initiative is to help ensure the future success of IWU through stewardship of resources (fiscal, ecological, physical, energy, human) while instilling a sense of personal and corporate responsibility for sustainability in the University community.
Indiana Wesleyan University’s Creation Stewardship Initiative (CSI) is the collaborative body that oversees IWU’s sustainability efforts in relation to its mission, vision and values. The student organization Creation Care Alliance works collaboratively with CSI in support of IWU’s sustainability mission and objectives.
IWU uses as its guiding principle the value of stewardship of the created environment in tandem with a commitment to social justice and sound financial principles.