Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

About the Conference

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      Vandana Bill McKibben(1)   Denis Hayes(2)
             Vandana Shiva
        Co-founder of
      via special video message 
             Bill McKibben
            Co-founder of
                via live video feed
                            Denis Hayes
            Co-founder of Earth Day 


    Other Featured Speakers

    Please join us as we share our work, build partnerships, and celebrate hope for the commons. 
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    Conference Goals


    Environmental justice and sustainability are inextricably connected. True sustainability can only be achieved when all communities have healthy air, water, food, green space, and security, and when all people have meaningful involvement in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. 

    Hosted by the Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons will focus on the intimate connections between environmental justice and sustainability. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with researchers, businesses, and communities that are bringing EJS issues to the fore of public discourse. The conference goals are to:

    • Emphasize EJS research in a wide variety of disciplines
    • Build an EJS network of Jesuit institutions
    • Inspire EJS work through the arts
    • Highlight work being done by nonprofit and government agencies
    • Foster interdisciplinary conversations, research, and teaching

    Download our conference app! The Conference4me smartphone app allows you to browse the complete program directly from your phone or tablet and create your very own agenda on the fly. The app is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices. To download mobile app, please visit or type 'conference4me' in Google Play, iTunes App Store or Windows Phone Store. 

    Please note: Educators are eligible to apply for up to 22 clock hours or 2 post-baccalaureate credits. Click here for more information.