Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability


  •  October 

    CEJS Reading Group - Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability

     Six weekly lunch-time discussions, Oct. 13 – Nov. 21 (Multiple days from which to choose)
    On campus

    Tired of eating lunch alone at your computer? The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) invites staff, faculty and students to a bring-your-lunch reading group to discuss Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability.  (View a sample of the course book.) Published by the well-respected Northwest Earth Institute, Seeing Systems brings together a great diversity of authors like Desmond Tutu, Vandana Shiva, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mary Oliver, and Wendell Berry. Through the readings and group discussions, participants will: 

    • Be introduced to values, visions, and practical actions they can take toward a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
    • Become aware of entrenched values and assumptions that reinforce destructive practices and unhealthy systems.
    • Develop systems thinking skills, which allow them to see the connections between and promote peace, justice and sustainability.
    • Be inspired to become leaders toward peace, justice and sustainability in their own communities and spheres of influence.

    Participants will be organized into one of several groups based on their preferred days and time.  Each person usually has to miss one discussion, which is fine.The six weekly discussions will take place Oct. 13 – Nov. 21. The time commitment is about 45 minutes of reading and a one-hour discussion per week.

     To register, email Karen Price at by Monday, Sept. 29 with your preferred time, either 12:05-12:55 p.m. and/or 12:30-1:20 p.m., and which week days you can meet. 

    Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino

    Saturday, Oct. 18, 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
    Pigott Auditorium 
    $10 student, $15 general, $20 at the door

    Join us for an inspirational cinematic journey into the ancient, heart-based intelligence and celestially guided lifeways of the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition. Filmed on location in the Peruvian highlands, this non-narrated film offers viewers a direct, unmediated experience of the practical and mystical lifeways that have sustained one of our planet's few uninterrupted wisdom lineages since time immemorial. 

    This legacy film is an eco-spiritual offering that presents universally applicable insights into a way of being based in loving kindness, unconditional reciprocity, sustainability and the sanctity of daily life - the foundations of what is known as The Living Peace. Watch the movie trailer.  Buy your ticket online.