Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Redhawks Going Green

  • We will feature the work happening on SU's campus by highlighting faculty, students, staff, student groups, service trips, and classes engaging in environmental justice and sustainability. Check back to learn more about what your colleagues and friends are doing.

    Current Feature 

    Keeping Mt. Everest Pristine

    Everest Basecamp

    Dr. Mike Marslek, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, discusses his work that focuses on cleaning-up one of the most iconic places in the world.




    Past Features

    The Carnivore Next Door


    Biology faculty member Dr. Mark Jordan's research focuses on our neighbors in Seattle-area parks. 





    Moral and Spiritual Power

    Cynthia Book Cover


    Resisting Structural Evil -- certainly a challenging book title and an important work, CEJS sat down with author Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda. Click here to watch our interview with her and learn more about her teaching and research.



     Lions, Literature and Science

    Hillard Lion

    In the summer of 2014, Dr. Hillard of SU's English Department traveled to South Africa to develop partnerships with wildlife conservation and human rights groups. She is developing a new Study Abroad course in the country. CEJS helped fund her research trip; read about her experience here, especially the work of the Global White Lion Protection Trust. 


    Humanitarian Engineering and Transformation

     Dr. Louie 3

    Through SU's emphasis on education as a force for justice in the world, Dr. Louis has come to see his call as one that provides "humanitarian engineering." In December, 2013, Dr. Louie and a team of volunteers traveled to a rural Kenyan village.


    Your Mornin' Cup of Joe: SU in Nicaragua 

    Nicaragua Cup of Joe

    In December of 2012, SU students and faculty travel to Nicaragua; in July two Nicaraguan students came to SU's campus. The group's goal is to design a coffee wastewater treatment system to decrease pollution on small-scale producers' farms.


    Crocodiles, a Waterwheel, and Renewable Energy in Zambia

    image Zambia waterwheel

    In June, a Seattle University "Professionals without Borders" team traveled to Zambia to install an electrical generator on a waterwheel in the Zambezi River.