Creation Care

EarthWeek:  Broad River Greenway Cleanup

We take a little different approach to environmental awareness at GWU! These issues matter to us because we believe that Scripture calls on us to care for what God has created and given to us. Our emphasis centers on caring for God’s creation as our motive for sustainability and environmental initiatives.


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Single-stream recycling on campus

Find Your Bin!

We want you to find your recycle bin and use it! Gardner-Webb is a single-stream recycling campus - which means that all recyclable materials go into the same recycle bins. In the last three years, we have increased recycling by 79%, and are still adding bins in various locations.



Photo of the Earth Fair


Earth Week Events

Each spring during the third week in April, the Center and Environmental Club design our campus EarthWeek for Creation Care. These include community cleanup events, speakers to raise awareness, and our annual EarthFair. Clubs and community partners hold booths at the Fair with prizes and materials to educate students about Creation Care.



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Community Gardens at Graham & James Love Elementary schools

Healthy Eating Initiatives

We work with the Foothills Farmers’ Market to promote healthy, local food for students. By serving in the community gardens at local schools, we also encourage this throughout the community.



Get Involved!

Interested in Creation Care and sustainability initiatives? Join the Creation Care Advisory Council or the Environmental Club! Contact the IMPACT Center to find out how.