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  • Food with Spirit: Urban agriculture meets service to others with new program launched by SU students and staff

    12/12/2014
    Food With Spirit is a new group of students and Grounds staff volunteering their time to grow food to feed the homeless. Through spring, summer and fall of 2104 SU students delivered 40 boxes of produce to feed the homeless at St. James Cathedral Kitchen. The food was grown in SU's two community gardens and at a new plot created in an unused section of Photographic Center Northwest’s parking lot. Read more.
  • Seattle University Becomes a Fair Trade University

    11/25/2014
    Seattle University has been designated a Fair Trade University by Fair Trade Campaigns. SU pledges to make Fair Trade-certified products available in campus restaurants, catered events, offices and stores. The initiative also includes an educational component that encourages faculty to incorporate Fair Trade issues into their teaching. Faculty and students also collaborated with students and colleagues at a sister Jesuit university in Nicaragua and a Nicaraguan coffee farmer cooperative to develop a new Fair Trade coffee branded Café Ambiental that eventually will be sold on campus. Read more.
  • From Climate Justice to Green Science Labs

    11/14/2014
    CEJS sponsors a great range of research projects, reflecting the connections between environmental justice and sustainability. Read more here!
  • Dr. Benjamin Howe's Review Published

    11/05/2014
    Dr. Benjamin Howe's review of Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation appears in the journal Environmental Ethics summer publication. Dr. Howe has his PhD in philosophy and is currently a faculty fellow at the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. Read the review here.
  • CEJS Donates Books to Bailey Gatzert

    06/06/2014

    The Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) collaborated with Bailey Gatzert Elementary School to teach fourth and fifth graders how to be "green" and environmentally aware starting from a young age. Students in the after school program have participated in reading program that features books centered around environmental justice and sustainability that were donated by CEJS. Read more.

     

  • SU Supports Strong Emissions Regulations

    06/03/2014
    Father Sundborg joined fellow American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment signatories in sending individual letters to President Obama in support of strong emissions regulation of existing power plants. The letter was a response to the EPA releasing its draft standards. The letter notes that SU as an institution of higher education has a moral responsibility to rise to the challenge of global climate disruption. Addressing the climate crisis through reducing power plant carbon pollution fits our mission to empower leaders for a just and humane world. Read the letter.
  • Spectator Features AJ Rafael Benefit Concert

    01/15/2014
    In light of the November 8 typhoon that devastated Southeast Asia, largely affecting the Philippines, Seattle University's Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability is holding a benefit concert  on January 16 with YouTube star AJ Rafael. The concert is being held in order to raise awareness and support for typhoon relief. The Seattle University Spectator highlights this event in their January publication. Read more.