January: Environmental Justice Month!
- Seattle University strives to promote environmental justice and engage its community to make conscious, responsible, and ethical decisions. Read how here.
- Environmental justice is the empowerment of people to advocate for the health of natural and built environments and for the equitable distribution of environmental benefits and burdens throughout all communities. The “environment” is not some distant place we seek to protect, but incorporates the places where we live, work, play, pray and learn. As the global environmental and political climate continues to change, it is vital that new policies and laws ensure the protection of everyone, particularly those who are most likely to be negatively impacted by such changes.
- On January 11th, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will be hosting a conversation on strategies and goals for addressing individual and family homelessness in their city. Learn more here.
- On January 30th, Ched Myers will be visiting SU to discuss the new, critical idea of “watershed discipleship.” Learn more about the event here.
- Pope Francis expressed in his encyclical Laudato Si’ (issued in May 2015) the uncomfortable truths regarding the lack of environmental justice in the world, and challenged humankind to take responsibility for the planet and particularly to be mindful of those who are suffering most from the ecological crisis now before us. Read more.