Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (SAVE)
Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment
An educational consortium for environmental sustainability.
The Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, (S.A.V.E.) Inc. fosters a personal awareness and respect for the interrelatedness of ecology, spirituality, and sustainability. S.A.V.E. creates formal and informal life-long learning opportunities in collaboration with organizations at all levels-local, national, and global. S.A.V.E.’s activities are designed to empower individuals to values-based action for a just and sustainable world.
S.A.V.E. is a catalyst for individual and community action for sustainability.
Who are we?
S.A.V.E. was established in August, 1990 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to make a difference and promote a love and appreciation for our natural world. It is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. S.A.V.E. was recognized for its work by the National Environmental Awards Council, the Ohio House of Representatives, and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Lourdes Campus Location
St. Agnes Hall (SAH) Room 166.
- Sponsors bi-monthly public lectures.
- Provides scholarships to underserved youth for Science Camps.
- Provides Special Environmental Awards at Northwest District Science Day.
- Presents Environmental Awards at the annual Awards Night.
- Eco-Educator (Elementary & Secondary)
- Eco-Friend of the Environment
- Eco-School (Elementary & Secondary)
- Publishes a quarterly newsletter.
- Presents at local conferences.
- Recycles used printer copier cartridges and cell phones.
- Collaborates with the Environmental Wellness Committee of the Sylvania Franciscan Village; the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee of the Sisters of St. Francis; Lourdes University and other outreach programs.
- That all life is connected and when one segment or area is well, then that wellness affects all other forms of life;
- That we are spiritual beings whose existence is enhanced by beauty;
- That preservation of planet Earth is in our many hands, and that we are the caretakers of the gift of creation;
- That even though the pollution of our planet has spawned numerous environmental problems, it is not too late for individuals and groups to seek and apply the needed remedies;
- That when people with shared values set an agenda of action, link energies and plan strategies, disasters can be avoided, the beauty of nature can be preserved, and people can learn how to appreciate the beauty of planet Earth;
- That in order to preserve our planet Earth for future generations, educational programs must be provided to people of all ages so that the efforts to preserve the planet are successful.
2019-2020 FREE Public Lecture Series Announced
All lectures are held in the Franciscan Theater and Conference Center, on the Sylvania Franciscan/Lourdes University Campus, Sylvania, OH
September 10, 2019 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Tuesday)
Healing from the Earth: An Introduction to Forest Therapy
By: Kimberly High, Master Interpreter, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Certified Interpretive Trainer at Metroparks Toledo,
November 12, 2019 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Tuesday)
Spirituality and Care for Creation: What Bees Can Tell Us About Both
By: Sr. Helen Therese Scasny S.C., a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, retired school administrator, and senior living administrator, a bee-keeper for five years in Bedford, Ohio.
January 21, 2020 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M (Tuesday)
Troubled Waters: Our Endangered Great Lakes and How to Protect Them
By: Blair Tatrault, Volunteer “Alliance Ambassador” for The Alliance for the Great Lakes; retired Social Security Administration management in the Great Lakes Region.
March 24, 2020 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Tuesday)
Trash Talks and Correct Recycling
By: Adam Cassi, Executive Director for Keep Toledo / Lucas County Beautiful; has a Degree in Restoration Ecology.
April 14, 2020 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Tuesday)
“Generating Electricity from Sunlight: Global, National, and Local Perspectives on a Clean Energy Success Story in the Making”
By: Randy J. Ellingson, Dept. of Physics, University of Toledo Ohio’s Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization.
ALL ARE WELCOME! PLEASE JOIN US! For further information, please contact the S.A.V.E office: 419-824-3691 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For disability-related accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at email@example.com or 419-824-3523.