Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability



Human population growth and climate change continue to burden ecosystems and the availability of natural resources which makes conservation critical. Perhaps more importantly, conservation helps maintain the biodiversity and health of natural ecosystems.

Work we support

Seattle University researchers Tanya Hayes and Felipe Murtinho in the Department of Environmental Studies are investigating how monetary payments affect forest conservation in community-managed forests in Ecuador. The study examines why rural communities choose to participate in payment for forest conservation programs, and how these programs affect conservation behavior, livelihoods and community governance. Read more. 

CEJS Highlights

Call for Fellowship Applications 

CEJS is proud to support the scholarship of faculty and students engaged in EJS endeavors every year. Fellowships focus on sustainability in all fields and all SU students and faculty are eligible to apply. Learn more about fellowships

The applications for 2017-2018 fellowships are now available here

Applications are due by January 9th, 2017.