Events

October: Food Justice Month

 WEBINARS on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

  • Oct 5 and 16th - Climate Justice = Social Justice: Conversations Exploring the Intersections of People, Planet, and Power - click here
  • Oct 7, 6:30pm EST - Building a Career in Sustainability: Advice from Climate Change Professionals
  • Oct 15, 4:00-5:30pm EST - Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons Learned Relocating an Alaskan Villiage - click here
  • Oct 21, 1:30-3:30pm PST - Climate Dialog for Climate Justice - click here
  • Oct 21, 6:30 EST - Building a Career in Sustainability: Advice from Environmental Education  Specialists - click here
  • Oct 24, 9am-12:30pm PST - Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women(+) in Business - click here

Food Justice Week at SU, Oct. 16-23

Food Justice Week is an invitation to explore the complex relationship between food and justice through interactive, educational and thought-provoking events. Colleagues and students from across campus will be hosting events ranging from films, cooking demonstrations and panel discussions.  GO HERE FOR A CALENDAR OF EVENTS. For a full programming schedule, visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information, contact Karina Saunders at saunderk@seattleu.edu.

World Food Day

When: Friday, October 16 from 4-6pm
Where: Online via zoom
Description: October 16th was first recognized as World Food Day in 1945 by the United Nations with the belief that “the goal of freedom from want of food, suitable and adequate for the health and strength of all people can be achieved." In honor of World Food Day, we invite you to join us for a film screening of Hungry to Learn and a discussion about food justice on college campuses and how we can bring the mission of World Food Day to our campus. Hungry to Learn is a documentary by Soledad O’Brien and Geeta Gandbhir that explores the issue of food security on college campuses. Learn more about the film at https://soledadobrienproductions.com/hungerfilm.
Co-hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Department of Social Work 

Seattle University Food Initiative Webinar 

When: Tuesday, October 20 at 11am
Where: Online via zoom
Description: Learn about campus and community resources to support student food security. Hosted by College of Nursing APNI program students 

Redhawk Dining’s Virtual Teaching Kitchen: Food Justice Week Edition + Q&A w/ the Chef 

When: Tuesday, October 20 at 6pm
Where: @RedhawkDining IGTV
Description: In celebration of Food Justice Week, Redhawk Dining & The Office of Multicultural Affairs have a special culinary treat up our sleeves. Join us Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00pm @RedhawkDining to tune into a live IGTV and watch as our culinary team prepares a whole meal while talking you Redhawks through how to prepare each dish, where our ingredients are sourced, and how to utilize parts of produce that may otherwise have been thrown away! Throughout the session we will answer any questions you may have about the dish or our sustainability programs! We will also hold a Live Q&A with our Chef de Cuisine to answer any further questions and provide further cooking tips/tricks.We'll be preparing Chicken and Veggie Meatballs, Smashed Potatoes, Roasted Carrots, Veggie Top Pesto, and a Sustainable Dessert. We’ll see you there virtually! 

SU Food Pantry Drive

When: Wednesday, October 21 from 11am-4pm
Where: Pavillion 180
Description: Drop off non-perishable food and paper grocery bags to support the SU Food Pantry. Boxes will be available for a contactless drop-off in Pavillion 180.
Hosted by College of Nursing APNI program students & OMA

Edible Campus Tour -- Live  

When: Wednesday, October 21 at 12pm
Where: IGTV @SU_OMA
Description: Figs? Blueberries? Apples? Do you know where you can find all the edible foods and treats on the Seattle U campus? Tour the gardens from the comfort of your own room and learn some of the secrets of our edible campus.
Hosted by Grounds and Landscaping: Edible Campus Intern 

Food Justice Panel: "Conversation and Call to Action for Food Justice”

When: Wednesday, October 21 4-5pm
Where: Info coming soon
Description: “Food Justice” can often hold different meanings for different people. Is food justice about access to nutritious food? Is it about sustainable farming practices? Is it about public health and policy? Or is it about something else or all of these things? Join the Department of Social Work and the Office of Multicultural Affairs as we welcome a panel of experts whose work is rooted in food justice. Panelists will explore the varied ways we can be actively engaged in the fight for food justice at SU and beyond.
Co-hosted by the Department of Social Work & the Office of Multicultural Affairs 

Panelists include: 

Nyema Clark Farm Queen, Executive Director Nurturing Roots 
Dana Cordy Community Nutritionist, Chicken Soup Brigade- Lifelong 
Marilú Fernandez Professional Worker for WSU Skagit Extension 
Laura Titzer Author of No Table Too Small and Community Initiatives Manager at Northwest Harvest
Shelly Ver Ploeg Food and Health Policy Institute, The George Washington University

RHA Meal in a Mug

When: Wednesday, October 21 6-7pm
Where: Online via zoom - Meeting ID: 989 2265 5288
Description: Looking for cheap and quick meals in your dorm room? Come learn to cook delicious food with nothing but a mug and a microwave!
Hosted by Residential Hall Association 

Seattle University Food Initiative Webinar 

When: Thursday, October 22 11am
Where: Online via zoom
Description: Learn about campus and community resources to support student food security.
Hosted by College of Nursing APNI program students 

Basics of Budgeting

When: Thursday, October 22 1pm
Where: Online via zoom
Description: Credits, Debits, and Budgets, Oh My! This workshop will provide basic information about how to start budgeting your finances. You will be introduced to basic budgeting concepts as well as different tools that exist to help you get started.
Hosted by Student Persistence 

Food & Conversations: Food Justice Week Reflections 

When: Friday, October 23 12-1pm
Where: Online via zoom
Description: Credits, Bring your lunch, treat, or tea and tune in for a casual lunchtime conversation. We’ll talk about food, justice, and all the ways they intersect in our lives.
Co-hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Intersectional Environmentalism: Taking Action for a Sustainable Future

When: Thursday, October 29 5-6pm PDT
Where: Online via zoom
Description:
Join the Alumni Sustainability Coalition for an uplifting discussion on sustainability and leave with a plan to create change in your own life. A diverse panel comes together to share their personal stories of implementing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals both as professionals and in their day to day lives. You will hear from:
Maurice Lee - a chief operating officer who previously worked in coordination with the UN discuss his personal and professional experiences helping underserved communities on securing shelter
Celine Fujikawa - an environmental consultant who will discuss her digital storytelling project to uplift Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) narratives around climate justice and racial equity
Elly Hien Trinh - a zealous sustainability advocate who will outline a roadmap to make the most environmental and social impact simply by being yourself!
Register for the event here.

 

November: Green Seattle Month

 WEBINARS on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

  • Nov 4, 3-4p EST - Approaches to SDG-Based Curricular Pathways and Research Communities - click here
  • Nov 7, 3-4:30 EST - Building Political Will for Climate Solutions Workshop - click here
  • Nov 9-Nov 20 - E3 Online Conference 2020 - click here
    • Some breakout sessions include:
      • Place-Based Education for Social Chance
      • Wonder: Bringing Curiosity Back into the Classroom
      • Making the Shift to Financial Sustainability
      • From Forest to Table: Plant and Social Ecology of Traditional Tribal Foods
      • Trees, Critters and Climate - A Citizen Science Project
      • Building Cross-sector Collaborations and Partnerships in Environmental Education
      • Anti-Racist Organizational Change
      • ...and so much more!
  • Nov 10, 6-7pm PT - Leah Thomas on Intersectional Environmentalism - click here
  • Nov 11-19 - YOUTH v GOV Documentary Premiere Screening - click here
  • Nov 18, 6:30pm EST - Building a Career in Sustainability: Advice From a Circular Economy Expert - click here

"Nature Underfoot" by John Hainze, PhD

When: Monday, November 2 at 7pm PST
Where: Online via zoom
Description: John Hainze, PhD, will appear in conversation with Heidi Liere, PhD, as they consider human relationships with insects and other tiny creatures, especially in built environments. In an engaging and accessible natural history, Hainze draws on religion and philosophy as he passionately argues that creepy crawlies and unwanted plants deserve both empathy and accommodation as partners dwelling with us on earth. RSVP here to learn more and receive the Zoom link a few days prior to the event.

Faculty Research Lightning Talks

When: Thursday, November 5th from 12:30-1:20pm PT
Where: Online via zoom
Description: This round of Lightning Talks will focus on the work of seven of our 2020 Summer Faculty Fellows as they present their scholarship in this fun, fast-paced format. Join us via Zoom to learn about your colleagues' research and make interdisciplinary connections! Click here to see the Lightning Talks poster. and RSVP here.

 The Climate Crunch

When: Tuesday, November 17th from 5:00-6:30pm PT
Where: Online (Zoom TBD)
Description: Taking place on the Second Global Day of Action, where law students raise awareness about climate and climate justice, The Climate Crunch will address the important collision between climate change and lower-income communities. Panelists include Dr. Tanya Hayes, SU Director of Environmental Studies, and Ceerful Catunao, a lawyer focussing on environmental litigation, water quality laws, and curving GHG emissions. The event is hosted by the Graduate Student Council and the Environmental Law Society in collaboration with the Black Law Student Association, Black Student Union and the Environmental Law Society at the University of Washington. For more information, click here.

December: Fair Trade Month

 WEBINARS on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

  • Thursday, Dec 3, 6:00-7:30pm PT - From Cliffs to Coasts: Stories of Building Climate Resilience - click here
  • Wednesday, Dec 9, 6:30pm EST - Building a Career in Sustainability: Advice From Impact Finance Professionals - click here

January 2020: SUstainability in the New Decade

WEBINARS on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

  • Wednesday, January 27 - Builcing Climate Resilience During COVID-19 Recovery - more information coming soon, click here

February: RecycleMania Month

Check back for 2020 events and look back to our past events and monthly themes

March: RecycleMania Month

Upcoming Webinars

  • Tuesday, March 30 - The Next 25 Years: Building a Climate-Resilient Future - more information coming soon, click here

May: Bike Everywhere!

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June: Laudato Si' Month

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July

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September 2020

CEJS Involvement Fair Tabling

When: Friday, September 25 from 11am-2pm PST
Where:  Online via Zoom
Description: Come learn more about CEJS by visiting the Fall Involvement Fair. Learn more here.

The Alumni Sustainability Coalition Presents: Coffee Sustainability

When: Tuesday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Where:  Online via Zoom
Description: To celebrate Coffee Day, the Alumni Sustainability Coalition would like to invite you to their virtual event: Coffee Sustainability. Learn about the origins of coffee and how to do a coffee tasting and hear about the on-campus student-led, ethical, fair and direct trade nonprofit coffee company, Mot Mot. Learn more about the event and register here.

 

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