Take action for social and ecological justice

The future depends on urban and rural landscapes that are environmentally sustainable and socially just.  Seattle University Environmental Studies students:

  • Learn the problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills needed to address the pressing problems of climate change, urbanization, waste, water, energy and food systems

  • Specialize in a specific environmental field

  • Engage with faculty from across disciplines to assess the social and ecological dimensions of sustainability

  • Gain real world pre-professional experience

Take action for social and ecological justice

Program at a Glance

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Care for the Earth, Care for the Poor: A Laudato Si’ Summit

Keynotes include Dan Misleh (Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant) and Caroline Brennan (Global Humanitarian Response Team, Catholic Relief Services). Special blessing offered by the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, J. Peter Sartain.

The summit is sponsored by Seattle University’s Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC) and Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS); the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (IPJC); the Archdiocese of Seattle; Earth Ministry; and St. James Cathedral. Registration for this FREE event is required by May 29; lunch will be provided. Register here and see here for more information. For questions, contact Jessica Palmer at ICTC: palmerj@seattleu.edu or 206-220-8270.

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Student Spotlight

EVST senior Kasi Gaarenstroom wins spirit of SU award! On campus, Kasi is often seen helping fellow SU students navigate SU resources at the Redhawk Resource HUB Desk. As Director of Events for SU SEAC, Kasi has coordinated events including Fall Ball, Quadstock and dozens of programs each quarter. Off campus, Kasi has volunteered for the World School and the Northwest Outdoor Science School where she created a water system curriculum for 6th graders. Way to go Kasi!