- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a membership-based association of US and Canadian universities working to advance sustainability in higher education. Sign up to receive the AASHE-Bulletin, a weekly compilation of jobs, conferences, campus initiatives, publications and academic programs related to campus sustainability. AASHE’s website has many campus sustainability resources for administrators, faculty, staff and students. Seattle University is a member; to access the members-only resources create a username and password on their Member Login page.
Brower Youth Awards is an annual program that recognizes the outstanding leadership efforts of six young people who are working for Conservation, Preservation, and Restoration for the Earth. The award includes $3,000, a trip to California for the award ceremony and wilderness camping trip, and ongoing access to resources and opportunities to further their work at Earth Island Institute. Young leaders ages 13 to 22 as of July 1 are eligible for this award. The deadline for applications is May.
Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit organization that partners with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while training responsible engineering professionals and students.
Environmental Students of Seattle University (ESSU) is a new student club as of 2007. They've got a lot of great ideas and are just getting started. For more information contact Bryson Nitta.
Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (SEES) promotes environmental awareness and responsibility by educating students in contemporary environmental issues with the hope that the awareness and accountability learned through this experience will be reflected in each individual's future professional and personal decisions. In 2007, the club constructed a sustainable water treatment system prototype for developing communities.
Student Pugwash promotes the socially responsible uses of science and technology. In the 2005-2006 academic year, the club hosted a major event on the status of fusion energy research and discussed other forms of alternative energy and the ‘hydrogen economy’. Other issues addressed included the impact of industrial disasters on the environment, the Hanford nuclear cleanup and global warming.
International Development Internship Program
SU's International Development Internship Program is a 17 credit, three-phase academic program designed for both undergraduate and graduate students. Students are challenged to explore the root causes and consequences of situations that undermine the well-being of individuals in the developing world. Placements are available in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Get paid to reduce SU’s environmental impact while building your resume and having fun. Jobs are available in the Grounds department working outside with plants (contact DC Clausen , Grounds Lead) on the Recycling crew working outside collecting and sorting (contact Tyler Dierks, Recycling Coordinator) or research and special projects on environmental sustainability (contact Karen Price, Campus Sustainability Manager).
Oxfam America CHANGE Initiative
The Oxfam America CHANGE Initiative aims to develop capable and confident young leaders, who are active agents for positive social change. Participants will receive one week of intensive leadership training over the summer and will use their training over the school year to carry out a social justice campaign on their campus and in their community. Application deadline is April for the following academic year.
The Ecology Listserv is an email distribution list maintained by the Environmental Studies department. Any SU student, staff or faculty member is welcome to get on the list. Information is sent out on jobs, internships, local movies/ workshops/ conferences.To get your email on the list, send an email to Claire Ohlsen.
Campion Eco-Awareness Floor
This themed-floor community is designed to allow students to examine their own lives and rethink the definitions of community, happiness and their relationship to the earth while engaging in environmental and social issues.
Bob & Eleanor Grant Trust
Provides scholarships for first-generation college students studying natural or environmental sciences. The Trust can provide scholarships of up to $15,000 per year that are renewable based upon satisfactory student progress.
Garden Club of America Environmental Studies Scholarships
Provides $2,000 to college students to pursue summer studies doing field work, research, or classroom work in the environmental field. Fill out one application to apply for three scholarships. Deadline is February. Contact Karen Price for project ideas related to SU's operations.
Awards 80 scholarships of up to $5,000 each on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior college students. More info at the Udall Foundation. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics.
The Center for Service and Community Engagement offers the following opportunities for students
- The Service Learning Courses are the connection of concepts in the classroom to service experiences in the community.
- The Alternative Break Program offers students a chance to explore complex social, cultural and environmental issues through one-week service immersion experiences.
- Student Leaders for the Common Goodprogram as a way for undergraduate students to serve as leaders in service and community engagement in the neighborhoods in and around Seattle.
Campus Ministry International Outreach opportunities challenge students to exercise compassion, social analysis and faith reflection in developing world conditions during spring and summer break.
If you have information to add to this page, please email it to Karen Price.