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RoseGrow

rosegrowRoseGrow, the Student Environmental Action Team, is a newly chartered club at Rosemont College. The brainchild of Environmental Studies major Joseph Wilson, its mission is “to stimulate meaningful understanding of the environment through philanthropy, conservation and restoration activity.” Fulfilling the message of Pope Francis to be stewards of the earth by making it “a beautiful garden for the human family,” Rosegrow is uniting the student body of Rosemont College and calling upon them to take action for the environment. Its first project, supported by the Chemistry Department’s Campbell Fund, is restoring the garden behind Gracemere to a pollinator friendly habitat. With a guest speaker for Earth Day, a Nature Conservation Day, a greenhouse renovation project and stream restoration project all on the event horizon, Rosegrow finds itself at the center of the College's sustainability efforts. Faculty mentor Jeannette Dumas, Assistant Professor of Biology and one of the coordinators of the Environmental Studies major, is pleased that RoseGrowers are bringing sustainable solutions to our campus and fostering an environmentally conscious student population. RoseGrow also works as a liaison with the Catholic Climate Covenant Committee, consisting of faculty, staff, Campus Ministry, and President Hirsh. The club and committee work together to support the spiritual growth of the Rosemont community through environmental stewardship.rosegrow