December: Fair Trade Month

Environmental Leaders Summit

When: Friday December 6th, 9am-2pm
Where: Seattle University Campion Ballroom
Description: The YMCA Earth Service Corps is inviting local teens and adults from around the Puget Sound to discuss the environmental issues facing our communities. This forum will provide opportunities to share ideas, talk with environmental professionals, and connect with your peers about the environmental topics you care about. Join community leaders and young environmentalists for a day of dialogue and discussion as we strive to create more sustainable schools and neighborhoods! There is no cost/fee to attend this event. Stay tuned for more information!

Fair Trade Finals

When: December 2-6, 2019
 Lemieux Library and C-street

  • Tuesday, 12/03 (10:00AM-11:00AM), Lemieux Library 2nd floor: Sample Cafe Vita's Fair Trade blend
  • Thursday, 12/05 (12:20PM-1:30PM), C-street: Mot Mot Coffee will be tabling and at Cherry Street
  • Friday, 12/06 (10:00AM-11:00AM), Lemieux Library 2nd floor: Sample Cafe Vita's Fair Trade blend

Description: Curious about all the tasty fair/direct trade options at SU? Stop by the booths at the Library and C-street the week before finals to try out some free samples while learning more about our fair trade vendors and how their practices make a difference! 

"Redhawks in Wonderland" Plant Sale

When: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:30AM-2:30PM
Description: Food with Spirit will host their plant sale in partnership with Redhawk Dining's special “Redhawks in Wonderland” event. They will sell their plants from 11:30AM-2:30 PM. Since the plants are planted in used compostable cups, folks will also be able to decorate the “tea cups” using ribbons and markers.


November: Green Seattle Month

Green Seattle Day

When: Saturday, 11/02/2019   Time: 9AM-12PM
Where:  Maple Wood Playfield (South Seattle)
-->Meeting location on campus: Lemieux Library at 8:00AM. We’ll leave promptly at 8:00AM to catch bus #60 to Westwood Village (Madison St & Summit Ave) Note for students: check out a free Orca pass for the day at the Student Center HUB desk!
-->Meeting location off campus: Maple Wood Playfield (4801 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108) at 9:00AM 
Description: On Saturday November 2, “Green Seattle Day,” hundreds of volunteers will plant thousands of native trees and shrubs in 17 parks throughout Seattle. This annual event is organized by the Green Seattle Partnership which is now the largest urban forest restoration project in the nationJoin in the fun and have a hand in planting Seattle’s future forest! Seattle University’s Green Team, Food with Spirit, and CEJS will help out at the Maple Wood Playfield together with the Student Conservation Association (SCA). 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 will be provided. Sign up and learn more HERE (space is limited!). Any questions? Contact Hanna Lucerno (SU Green Team) at luceroh@seattleu.edu.

Capitol Hill Eco District Public Life Count

When: November 5 (8am-4pm) & November 9 (12pm-8pm)
Where: 12th Avenue Arts in the Pike/Pine Room on the 2nd Floor
Collect data about how folks move through and linger in public spaces to better understand how the community uses them. This data will inform an equitable planning process that will holistically shape active, safe, and well-connected public spaces on Capitol Hill. Click here to sign up for a 3 hour shift. 

Live Interview With The Dalai Lama

When: Sunday, Nov 10   Time: 6:30pm 
Where:  PIGT Auditorium
Join a live 90-minute streaming interview with the Dalai Lama. The meeting will consist of a live, facilitated discussion on the topic of cultivating compassionate leadership in the next generation as a part of 
Compassion 2020.

Center for Science and Innovation Sustainability Forum

When: Thursday, Nov 14   Time: 12:30-1:30pm 
Where:  PIGT Auditorium
Please join us to learn more about the sustainable design features of the CSI new building.

October 2019: Campus Sustainability Month

Meet the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) at SU's Involvement Fair 

When: 10/01/2019   Time: 11:00AM-2:00PM
  SU Quad
Description: Are you interested in interning with CEJS, learning about sustainability at SU, or participating in environmental justice and sustainability events? Visit the largest club event of the year, the Fall Involvement Fair (sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement-CSI) and stop by at the CEJS booth with your questions!

Environmental Lunchtime Talks--Environmental Science Department

When: 10/01 and 10/08   Time: 12:30PM-1:20PM
  ENGR 307
Description: The Environmental Science program will be holding student-led brown-bag lunchtime talks in Engineering 307 on the first two Tuesdays of the 2019 Fall quarter (October 1 and 8). These events will bring students and faculty together to discuss summer experiences that relate to environmental issues or outdoor activities. The sessions are intended to provide an informal setting in which you will strengthen connections with like-minded students and hear about upcoming opportunities. Students and faculty are welcome to bring a few photos to share with the group. If you’d like to share, please simply show up on Tuesday with your photos (USB or Google Drive work well). Or, write Dr. Wes Lauer lauerj@seattleu.edu to be put on the schedule. All are welcome to listen and/or share. Food will be provided.

Food with Spirit Community Dinner

When: 10/02   Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
  YOBI Residence 2nd floor kitchen
Description: Food with Spirit will be hosting a community dinner on Wednesday October 2nd. This will be a great opportunity to get to know your fellow gardeners on campus. Dinner will be taking place in the second floor kitchen of the Yobi residence. Cooking starts at 6PM. The featured crop for this dinner is figs! RSVP on the Food with Spirit Connect SU page if interestedThese dinners will repeat weekly, with a new crop featured every week.

Peace Pole Garden Party

When: 10/12   Time: 1:00PM-3:00PM
  Peace Pole garden (in front of Student Center)
Description: There is an upcoming garden work party in the Peace Pole Garden, located directly in front of the Student Center. We will be planting some cold-weather crops, preparing the garden for winter and potentially harvesting some sunflower seeds.

Superfood Specialty Dish

When: 10/15   Time: 11:00AM-2:00PM
  Neighborhood Eats
Description: This month is all about pumpkin! Do you know all the nutritional benefits or all the amazing ways you can prepare pumpkin? Visit Neighborhood Eats to taste this specialty superfood dish for dinner!

National Food day: Local Market Thursday

When: 10/24   Time: 11:00AM-2:00PM
  Neighborhood Eats
Description: Value local products? Redhawk dining does too! Stop by Neighborhood Eats to taste a specialty dish that is made completely out of local ingredients. If you love the dish as much as we do, you can fill your basket up with local produce to create it again at home. Don’t forget your reusable bag!

The Future of Food: A Lunch Hour Event with Author Timothy Wise

When: 10/29   Time: 12:30PM-1:20PM
  Bannan 102
Description: The Environmental Studies program in conjunction with the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) will be hosting a discussion with author Timothy Wise on his new book "Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, family farmers and the battle for the future of food." As Director of the Land and Food Rights Program at Small Planet Institute and senior research fellow at Tufts University's Global Development and Environment Institute, Wise has researched farm policy and agricultural development in Mexico, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, and India. He will share his insights with us on family farming and feeding the world in the context of climate change. More information on Timothy Wise can be found here and a copy of the ebook can be reached by faculty, staff, and students Click HERE to see the flyer for the event!  Refreshments will be provided by Redhawk Dining. Any questions? Contact Yolanda Cieters at cietersy@seattleu.edu


September 2019: Welcome Week


When: 09/20/2019    Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM 
Description: On Friday, Sept. 20, millions around the world are joining student climate strikers demanding climate justice. 09/20/2019 is slated to become the biggest day of climate action in the world’s history. Learn more about the youth-led global demonstrations and why this moment is so vital in this article by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

In Seattle, Friday will mark a full day of youth-led action, including a peaceful march to City Hall, organized by a broad coalition of youth and adult organizations. For more information about the Friday events in Seattle, see here.

Seattle U members: If you’d like to join a group of faculty and staff for this important event and show solidarity across generations, please join the  and the  at the reflection pool at the Chapel of St. Ignatius 11:40  a.m. on Friday. The group will then walk to Cal Anderson Park to join the march, which starts at noon. Please contact Yolanda Cieters at cietersy@seattleu.edu with any questions.

Part of Welcome Week: "Trash Talk" at C-street

When: 09/23-09/27   Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM
Description: Wondering "what goes where" when you hit the waste bins? Stop by at C-street during Welcome Week at lunch hour (12:00PM-2:00PM) and meet CEJS (Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability), EcoRep, and Recycling Shop volunteers to talk trash. We'll give you a quick "waste sorting 101" on the spot! Any questions? Contact Yolanda Cieters at cietersy@seattleu.edu.

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