STARS GOLD Rating:SU obtained a GOLD rating for its sustainability practices by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS).
Climate Action Plan: As a signatory to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, Seattle University adopted a Climate Action Plan in 2009 stating the university's intentions to more comprehensively address climate change and advance sustainability
Sustainability practices on campus: Learn how Seattle University aimes at diverting 80% of its waste by 2020; incentivizes transit and biking to work; practices water conservation efforts; increases energy efficiency in buildings; utilizes organic methods in its landscaping; and much more.
What You Can Do: Find out how you can get involved in sustainability efforts both on and off campus.
October is Campus Sustainability Month: what is happening on campus?
Meet CEJS at the Involvement Fair, October 1 (11:00AM-2:00PM, Quad): Are you interested in interning with CEJS, learning about sustainability at SU, or participating in environmental justice and sustainability events? Stop by at the CEJS booth at the Fall Involvement Fair!
Environmental Lunchtime Talks, October 1 and 8 (12:30PM-1:20PM, ENGR 307): The Environmental Science program will be holding informal student-led brown-bag lunchtime talks which will will bring students and faculty together to discuss summer experiences that relate to environmental issues or outdoor activities. All are welcome to listen and/or share. Food will be provided.
Food With Spirit Community Dinner, October 2 (6:00PM-8:00PM, YOBI residence 2nd floor kitchen): Get to know your fellow gardeners on campus over a delicious meal! RSVP on the Food with Spirit Connect SU page if interested. These dinners will repeat weekly, with a new crop featured every week.
Peace Pole Garden Party, October 12 (1:00PM-3:00PM, Peace Pole gardens - in front of Student Center): We will be planting some cold-weather crops, preparing the garden for winter and potentially harvesting some sunflower seeds.
AASHE (the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) has created anonline library of thousands of valuable resources enabling students, faculty, and staff to learn about all aspects of sustainability and providing inspiration on how to incorporate sustainability on campus. Users can find what they need through filter, sort and search functions and enhanced browsing. Resources are organized by sustainability topic(e.g., curriculum, public engagement, energy, investment) andcontent type(e.g., academic program, case study, conference presentation, photograph). Check it out!