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Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability


The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Our mission is to inspire care for our community through the research and practice of social, economic and environmental justice. Our goals are to:
  • Make Seattle University a recognized leader in the scholarship and teaching of environmental justice and sustainability (EJS).
  • Engage local and global partners through projects that will directly benefit overburdened and underserved communities.
  • Sponsor conferences, lectures, and workshops that engage EJS scholars with the community and advance public policy. 
  • Promote and support Seattle University's environmental programs and sustainability initiatives.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30-6:30 PM

REI CEO Jerry Stritzke - Business and Northwest Values w/REI CEO Jerry Stritzke

Albers welcomes REI President and CEO Jerry Stritzke to the Executive Speaker Series. He will speak on “Business as an embodiment of Northwest values.” Learn more

Monday, Jan. 30, 7-8:30 PM

Watershed Discipleship

Ched Myers will discuss a new anthology that examines the critical idea of '"watershed discipleship." This compilation of essays uses a theological and ecological approach to understand our relationship with the earth and one another. 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.