Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

What SU is Doing

  • Buildings

    LEED Gold plaque

    We have 4 LEED Gold buildings and 2 Built Green 3-star remodeled homes.

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  • Climate Action Plan


    We're committed to educating students about sustainability and climate change and reducing the emissions from our operations.

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  • Compost

    Compost bin

    The campus restaurants serve compostable to-go ware. Our onsite facility annually composts 178,000 pounds of food waste.

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  • Energy

    Student Center's solar panels

    Conservation is our primary energy strategy. Solar panels supply electricity to two buildings.

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  • Food

    Cherry St. Market salad bar

    Campus restaurants serve food from local farmers, vegan options, wild caught Washington salmon and Fair Trade coffee.

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  • Landscape

    Typical SU garden

    Our organically maintained landscape is also a backyard wildlife sanctuary. Green roofs and rain gardens manage rain water naturally.

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  • Recycling

    Recycling bin outside buildings

    60% of campus waste is reused, recycled, or composted.

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  • Transportation

    Electric truck

    We have commuter incentives for car/van pools, car sharing, transit, walking and biking. And one-third of our campus vehicles are electric.

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  • Urban Farming

    Student trellising peas at the Renton Urban Farm

    Students, staff and faculty can grow their own food in two campus community gardens. Students grow food for needy families in the off-campus urban farm.

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  • Water

    SU water bottle

    You won't find plastic bottled water sold on campus. You will find water-efficient technologies in our buildings and gardens.

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