Events

November: Green Seattle Month

Green Seattle Day

When: 11/03/2018   Time: 9AM-12PM
Where:
  Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland

-->Meeting location on campus: Lemieux Library at 8:00AM. We’ll be taking King County Metro bus 7 (S Jackson St & 12th Ave S at 8:23AM) to Rainier Beach (S Henderson St & Rainier Ave S)
-->Meeting location off campus: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland at 9:00AM

Description: On November 3, “Green Seattle Day,” hundreds of volunteers will plant thousands of native trees and shrubs in 15 parks throughout Seattle. This annual event is organized by the Green Seattle Partnership which is now the largest urban forest restoration project in the nation!

Join in the fun and have a hand in planting Seattle’s future forest! Seattle University’s Green Team and CEJS will help out at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland together with the Tilth Alliance. All community members are welcome, no experience is necessary. The event is family friendly and open to all ages. Tools, gloves, plants, coffee, snacks, and instruction are provided. Sign up and learn moreHERE (space is limited!). Any questions? Contact Hanna Lucerno (SU Green Team) at luceroh@seattleu.edu or dirksj@seattleu.edu.

LUNCH HOUR EVENT (pizza will be served): YOUTH CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISM--JULIANA vs. UNITED STATES
Does the federal government’s response to Climate Change violate the Constitution?

A Q&A with Kiran Oommen (SU student and Juliana vs. U.S. plaintiff), Prof. Michael Mayer (School of Law), and Frances Zars (Editor in Chief-Seattle Journal of Environmental Law)

When: 11/13/2018    Time: 12:30PM-1:30PM
Where:
  School of Law, room #C6
Description: #youthvgov is the viral hashtag for the constitutional climate lawsuit being brought by 21 youth plaintiffs against our federal government. The young plaintiffs claim that the federal government’s actions and inaction in the face of climate change are a violation of fundamental constitutional rights. Young people will be dealing with severe climate change disasters during the prime of their lives, making the age of these plaintiffs a crucial part of their case. Join us for a Q&A with Kiran Oommen (SU student and Juliana v US plaintiff), Prof. Michael Mayer (School of Law), and Frances Zars (Editor in Chief-Seattle Journal of Environmental Law) to explore the constitutional issues at stake and how this youth-driven legal activism seeks to secure the right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere. This event is co-sponsored by the Seattle Journal of Environmental Law, CEJS, and EVST. Any questions? Contact Yolanda Cieters at cietersy@seattleu.edu.

REDEFINING PROSPERITY: A Film Screening and Conversation with Award-winning Filmmaker John de Graaf and GRIST CEO Brady Walkinshaw

When: 11/27/2018    Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM (Doors open at 6:15PM; Film screening at 7:00PM; Q&A/panel with Filmmaker and GRIST at 8:00PM-8:45PM)
Where:
  ENGR 200 - Wyckoff Auditorium
Description: Join us for a screening of the film REDEFINING PROSPERITY: THE GOLD RUSHES OF NEVADA CITY, showing how the fight to save a beautiful river led a small town to sustainability. The film will be followed by a discussion with award-winning filmmaker John de Graaf and GRIST CEO Brady Walkinshaw. This event is co-sponsored by GRIST and Seattle University's Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS). View poster for John De Graaf film event here.

December: Fair Trade Month

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January: Climate Resilience Month

Because Water is Life: Faculty and Staff Reading Group

When: 01/17/2019    Time: 12:15PM-2:00PM 
Where:
  TBD
Description: Honoring the work of Professor Emeritus Gary Chamberlain, who passed away this fall, the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) and Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture are pleased to offer a discussion group of his most recent book Because Water is Life. Books and lunch will be provided, and the group will be led by Phil Thompson, director of CEJS and professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Dave Leigh, S.J., professor of English. To join the reading group, please RSVP by Dec. 14 to ictc@seattleu.edu.

February: Recyclemania Month

Washington and Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

When: 02/25/2019-02/27/2019

Where: University of Washington, Seattle

Description: The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is an opportunity for collective direction and solidarity in higher education for our region. As political, social and environmental issues become more complex, WOHESC convenes and empowers stakeholders who are driving leadership and generating solutions for a more sustainable, just and equitable future. The conference includes speaker sessions, workshops, and poster presentations. Topics involve social justice, diversity, engagement, academics, innovation, community and more. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2018. To learn more click here.

March: Water For All!

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April: Earth Month

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May: Bike Everywhere!

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June: Laudato Si' Month

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July

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September: Campus Sustainability Month

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October: Campus Sustainability Month

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