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March: Water for All Month!

  • World Water Day is on March 22! This year's theme is wastewater. World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues. Be inspired to tell others, and take action to make a difference.
  • Find out what water-related events are happening on campus and in the community all month long here.
  • Calculate your water footprint. Every effort helps to conserve clean water. Challenge yourself to take showers shorter than five minutes, turn the faucet off while doing your dishes and brushing your teeth, and keep water conservation on your mind throughout your daily life. 


RecyleMania is still going strong at SU! We are currently 7th in the nation in the waste diversion category with a diversion rate of 72%, and we have until April 1 to reach our goal of 80% of waste diverted! 


About CEJS

CEJS serves as a clearinghouse for Seattle University’s environmental programs and sustainability initiatives. If you have any questions about CEJS, campus sustainability, CEJS events, or have an interest in partnering: please contact us at

Sustainability Stewardship

CEJS tracks SU’s progress towards its Climate Action Plan goals and promotes the increase of sustainable practices at SU. Read more:                   



CEJS works to expand sustainability in Academic Affairs by supporting interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and learning in environmental justice and sustainability. Read more:


Community Engagement

CEJS seeks to develop co-curricular programs for students and faculty. Read more:                                                                                              

Upcoming Events

Take the SU Recycles Pledge!

Help SU win RecycleMania by pledging to waste less and recycle more. Take the SU recycles Pledge

Community Recycles Day

Wednesday, March 29, 7:30am-1pm at the Seattle University flagpole
Bring in any items to recycle for free! Learn more.

SU EcoChallenge 

April 10-28, 2016
Celebrate Earth Month and participate in SU’s 4th annual EcoChallenge. The EcoChallenge is a FUN 3-week event encouraging participants to make small lifestyle changes to care for the planet and our communities. Learn more.

CEJS Highlights

Seattle University is chosen to be a part of the "Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum" program!

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recently announced the 13 “Centers for Sustainability across the Curriculum,” and SU was honored to be on the list! Seattle University will collaborate with AASHE, as well as the 12 other institutions, to offer workshops and other professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum. The goal of the Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum program is to accelerate the infusion of sustainability content into curriculum by increasing the availability and accessibility of faculty development opportunities related to sustainability. Read more.