Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

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Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS)

The Center for Environmental Justice just wrapped up its second biennial "Just Sustainability" conference. Read more about JS2016 here.

Scholarship

How can Nicaraguan coffee farmers protect streams through on-farm wastewater treatment? How is the electric car boom affecting the nation’s power grid? What are the implications of “climate justice” for the rich and the poor?

Seattle University students and faculty are researching these questions and more at our Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS). Our mission is to support interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and learning in environmental justice and sustainability.

CEJS has supported 24 faculty and student fellows since 2013. The interdisciplinary projects are from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including: business, theology, chemistry, philosophy, nursing, engineering and education  Read more

Academics

We sponsor lectures and workshops, and serve as a clearinghouse for environmental justice and sustainability research, courses and faculty experts.

Community Engagement

Located just a seven-minute walk from the heart of campus, CEJS is located in the Bullitt Center, the greenest commercial office building in the world. Come tour the composting toilets, gray water treatment wetland, and the building’s irresistible staircase. Read more.

Our partnership with Bailey Gatzert Elementary School provides books and tutoring for the after-school reading program. Read more.

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 11, 2016:

Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum

Kevin Wilhelm, author of Making Sustainability Stick, will discuss how faculty can integrate sustainability into their courses and across disciplines.  

OCTOBER 29, 2016:

Halloween Costume Party

A night of music, dancing, and fun-raising to support Nicamigos. Read more.

 

CEJS Highlights

Call for Proposals: WAHESC Conference

CEJS is a proud sponser of this year's Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WAHESC), held on February 16-17, 2017, at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

WAHESC is a regionally-focused opportunity for those teaching, working, or studying within higher education to come together and learn about sustainability in academics, operations, and research.

The template for submitting a proposal is here. Proposal deadline is October 14th, and selection decisions will be made by November 4th