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Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Campus Sustainability

What SU Is Doing

Seattle University demonstrates leadership in sustainable practices and environmental justice. From LEED certified buildings to urban gardens, Seattle University has an extensive array of projects to make campus as environmentally sustainable as possible! Check out all the ways here

Why Sustainability is Important to SU

Sustainability is core to our Jesuit identity. It promotes human rights, care for the natural world, and the common good. Read more.

Our Vision for Sustainability

Seattle University's Climate Action Plan, as laid out by the President's Committee for Sustainability, provides a means for integrating sustainability initiatives throughout the University's communityRead more

Seattle University and Laudato Si'

In order to answer the call Pope Francis has made to the community in his encyclical, Laudato Si', the Seattle University community works to advance social and environmental stewardship through education, conversation, and action. Read more.

Upcoming Events

Acting to Reverse Climate Change

Tuesday, February 28, 12:30-1:30pm
Come listen to local climate activist Michael Foster present recent scientific findings that have prompted major pipeline protests, and suggest ways for people to get involved. Learn more.

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 raise awareness and 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.