Campus Sustainability

Sustainability is a core value at Seattle University


Aligned with Seattle University’s mission, vision and values, we define sustainability in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations.

Seattle University’s aspiration to lead on sustainability and environmental justice was reinforced by the Reigniting Our Strategic Directions (2022-2027)” foundational goal to institutional participation in Pope Francis’ Seven-year Journey toward Integral Ecology through the Laudato Si' Action Platform, putting concrete action behind the goals outlined by the Pope in his 2015 Encyclical. We also use the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and STARS reporting tool as frameworks for measuring our progress and identifying our contributions towards taking action for people, planet and prosperity. For quick "facts and figures" about SeattleU's sustainability practices, please view the SUstainability Infographics page.

Find out more about SU’s sustainable practices in the following areas: