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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

Take the SU Recycles Pledge!

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

CEJS Brown Bag: Measuring Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Across Business 

Tuesday, Feb 21, 12:30-1:30 PM, at PIGT 102
Cynthia Figge, Cofounder of CSRHub and EKOS International, will discuss how business professionals, academics, and financial analysts are using CSR and ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) metrics and ratings to benchmark corporate performance. Read more

Community Recycles Day

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