2020-2021

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.

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 2020

NOVEMBER 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 12 6:30pm ET - How to Get a Job in Sustainability: Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government - click here
  • Nov 18, 6:30pm EST - Building a Career in Sustainability: Advice From a Circular Economy Expert - click here
  • Nov 20, 10-1pm EST - Creating Connections: Resilience and Equity in Transportation - click here
  • Nov 21, 12-1 EST - Climate and Racial Justice in 2020 and Beyond - 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: The Environmental Law Society and the Graduate Student Council, in collaboration with the Black Law Student Association, Indigenous People’s Institute, and the Environmental Law Society at the University of Washington are hosting The Climate Crunch on Tuesday, November 17th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Taking place on the Second Day of Global Action where law students raise awareness about climate and climate justice. The event will be moderated by the President of the Black Law Student Association, Rayshaun Williams and feature distinguished panelists including:

Dr. Tanya Hayes, SU’s Director of Environmental Studies
Cheerful Catuano, Environmental & Land Use Lawyer
Dr. Arturo Massol-Deya, Executive Director of Casa Pueblo, a conservation nonprofit in Puerto Rico
Skye Wheeler, Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division of the Human Rights Watch. 

Attendees will be entered into a drawing for two prizes.
More information about the event can be found here

December 2020

DECEMBER 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 2021

WEBINARS on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

  • Friday, January 15th 12pm PST - Rights of Nature 101: An Introduction to the Rights of Nature - click here
  • Wednesday January 13th - Teaching Advocacy: Planting the Seeds of Change - click here
  • Wednesday, January 27th - Building Climate Resilience During COVID-19 Recovery - more information coming soon, click here
  • Thursday, January 14th 11am-12pm EST- How CDP Drives Environmental Action Through Its Investor Signatory Program - click here
  • Thursday, January 21st 9am PST - How can we respond to the current planetary ecological emergency? A conversation with Mitchell Thomashow - click here
  • Thursday, January 21st 3pm PST - Rights of Nature 101: An Introduction to the Rights of Nature - click here
  • Friday, January 29th 12pm PST - Who Speaks for the Trees - click here

Earth Month Logo Design Competition

Want your design to be the face of Earth Month 2021? Submit your design by March 3rd! The winning creation will be used to publicize SU’s Earth Month initiatives on social media, websites, flyers, and more.
The design must…

  • Inspire all at SU to participate in Earth Month Activities - click here to get an idea of past events
  • Adhere to SU branding guidelines
  • Be a PNG or JPG and be 1080x1080 pixes 72 dpi

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to SU’s Campus Store & $25 to an environmental organization of their choosing.
Click here for the 2021 Earth Month Logo Competition FLYER and criteria.
Email submissions and any questions to
cejs@seattleu.edu

Share your climate or environmental justice story

Do you have personal experience of being impacted by climate change or environmental injustice? A team of SU students is creating a series of case studies and videos capturing stories of how our SU student population is affected by climate change and environmental injustice. These stories will serve the CEJS and SU’s Climate Action and Programs. Interested in being interviewed? Take this one minute survey to give some information on your story. Questions? Email Gabby Robinson at robinsongabr@seattleu.edu.

February 2021

WEBINARS on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

  • Wed, Feb 3rd 4-5:30pm PST - Green Transportation Career Exploration - click here
  • Thurs, Feb 4th 11-12:15pm - Building Resilience Through Innovation and Community Engagement - click here
  • Mon, Feb 8th 11am PST - Changing the System: A discussion with Gus Speth and Thad Williamson - click here
  • Wed, Feb 24th 3:30-4:30pm PST - Building a Career in Sustainability: Advice from Sustainable Fashion Experts - click here
  • Thurs, Feb 25th 1pm PST - An Ecological Civilization: The Path We're On - click here

Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Converence 2021

When: February 11-12th
Where: Online via zoom
Description: Join the CEJS at the WOHESC 2021 Virtual Conference Feb 11-12 with over 20 sessions focused on social justice, campus engagement, academics, operations, facilities and student leadership including presentations by SU's  Dr. Valentina Zamora, Dr. Wes Lauer, Keira Cruickshank, and Emily Nielsen about investing in sustainability & Taylor McKenzie on food justice. View the program here register for the event using CEJS's discount code here.

Seattle U Gives

When: February 25th from midnight to midnight
Where: Virtually
Description: Seattle U Gives is the university’s day of giving and a celebration of uncommon generosity. For 24 hours, our entire Seattle U community comes together to invest in what matters most to them at the university. Any gift donated to CEJS will go towards funding the CEJS fellowship program.

Earth Month Logo Design Competition

Want your design to be the face of Earth Month 2021? Submit your design by March 3rd! The winning creation will be used to publicize SU’s Earth Month initiatives on social media, websites, flyers, and more.
The design must…

  • Inspire all at SU to participate in Earth Month Activities - click here to get an idea of past events
  • Adhere to SU branding guidelines
  • Be a PNG or JPG and be 1080x1080 pixes 72 dpi

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to SU’s Campus Store & $25 to an environmental organization of their choosing.
Click here for the 2021 Earth Month Logo Competition FLYER and criteria.
Email submissions and any questions to
cejs@seattleu.edu

Share your climate or environmental justice story

Do you have personal experience of being impacted by climate change or environmental injustice? A team of SU students is creating a series of case studies and videos capturing stories of how our SU student population is affected by climate change and environmental injustice. These stories will serve the CEJS and SU’s Climate Action and Programs. Interested in being interviewed? Take this one minute survey to give some information on your story. Questions? Email Gabby Robinson at robinsongabr@seattleu.edu.

Campus Race to Zero Waste

Formerly known as Recyclemania, "Campus Race to Zero Waste" (January 31-March 27, 2021), is an 8-week long competition between colleges across the U.S. and Canada to reduce waste and engage campus communities in waste minimization efforts. Each week colleges will track the amount of their institutions’ recycling, composting, and trash, and then be ranked in different categories based on how well and how much they minimize waste and divert from the landfill! Follow our weekly performance during the 2021 competition on the

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