Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Redhawks Going Green

  • We'll feature the good work going on around SU's campus -- by highlighting faculty, students, staff, student groups, service trips, and classes engaging environmental justice and sustainability. Check back to learn more about what your colleagues and friends are up to. 

    Current Feature

    Lions, Literature and Science


    Hillard Lion


    This past summer 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. 


    Past Features

    Humanitarian Engineering and Transformation

    Dr. Louie 3

    Through SU's emphasis on education as a force for justice in the world, Dr. Louie 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 traveled 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.  
    In June a Seattle University “Professionals without Borders” team traveled to Zambia to install an electrical generator on a waterwheel in the Zambezi River.

    Students Rally for Divestment from Fossil Fuels

    Image SSA March at Admin
    On May 2nd Sustainable Student Action led a rally to demonstrate student support for divestment. Over 150 students (and a few faculty and staff) gathered as speeches and spoken word rang out on the library steps.