The deadline to submit proposals for the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference is September 11th.
The youngest grand prize competition winner, Arya Mathew, and her team created an eco-friendly sticker replacing plastic PLU variants.
The President's Committee for Sustainability has set 4 new priorities for sustainability: academics, carbon neutrality, investments and procurement, and organizational structure
Seattle University has met its halfway point nine months ahead of schedule to divest its endowment portfolio of companies owning fossil fuel reserves.
Seattle U acquired two new accolades from the Sierra Club and the Princeton Review for its outstanding commitment to sustainability.
CEJS's Fall 2020 Newsletter is here! Check out what projects students, faculty, and staff have been up to and how you can get involved.
AASHE has compiled a proactive list of '9 Things You Can Do This Week' to address racial equity, social justice, and sustainability on campus.
Join the CEJS virtually at the Washington & Oregon Sustainability Conference Feb 11-12. Explore sessions focusing on social justice, campus engagement + more! Discount available.
Alongside 1,500+ leaders, SU has signed the "America Is All In" declaration," calling on the incoming administration to rejoin the historic Paris Agreement, launch a national mobilization of climate and clean recovery, and partner with local governments, businesses, and community institutions to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Do you have an environmental justice or sustainability research project idea? CEJS will be offering two student research fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year - APPLY BY MARCH 8
Submit a proposal for the 2021 AASHE Call for Educational Content where you can be considered to present at the Global Conference for Sustainability in Higher Education by March 26th.
Each April, SU celebrates Earth Month by hosting events and initiatives with community partners. Check out what SU has planned this month at seattleu.edu/earthmonth
This fellowship supports students to organize campus-wide sustainability initiatives and beyond. Access world-class training, connections, and recognition by the UN. Application Deadline: 4/16.
Father Sundborg joined other university leaders in calling for the Biden Administration to reduce the nation's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030.
Seattle U acquired new accolades from the Sierra Club, Princeton Review, and AASHE's Sustainable Campus Index for its outstanding commitment to sustainability.
CEJS is hiring interns for FQ21 and WQ21 for the following positions: Program Assistant and Digital Media and Communications. Apply today!
The Washington and Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is happening on March 4-6 at the University of Oregon. Use discount code SEATTLEUCEJS20.
Find out how you can get involved in environmental justice and sustainability on campus while growing your resume.
Seattle University was ranked #2 nationally for its sustainability curriculum by The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in their 2019 Sustainable Campus Index.
Seattle University has been recognized by EnviroStars, a regional coalition of counties, cities, and utilities, for its commitment to conserving resources and protecting the environment. Earning the program’s highest designation of “Champion,” SU is the first institution of higher education in Washington state to be recognized as a green business by EnviroStars.
Two scholarly products will be awarded a $2000 stipend per project; the faculty mentor will receive a $500 stipend. Deadline: April 20 at noon.
Join us for "EarthTalks," a digital event at SU with 5-min presentations about sustainability by students, faculty, and community partners.
Until April 22, Earth Day Network is featuring '50 voices for the Planet', the most influential voices for our planet.
Read more here.
On Earth Day 2020, 250+ attendees joined us for Earth Talks: a digital event at SeattleU with short sustainability presentations by students, faculty, and community members.
For the 2nd year in a row, SeattleU is part of the "Top 20 Coolest Schools" as ranked by the Sierra magazine
In preparation for writing SU's Sustainability Action Plan, CEJS asked the SU community How might SU be more Sustainable? and How might you support SUstainability? View a summary of the "Your SUstainability" ideas here or check out the list of ALL IDEAS submitted here
Earth Month 2019 was an eventful few weeks. Seattle University hosted speakers, events, and a month-long campaign called "Your SUstainability Idea?" to gather campus input for the drafting of the new Sustainability Action Plan. Read more for a recap on the activities that took place during Earth Month 2019!
The President's Committee for Sustainability (PCS), presented its "Climate Positive Campus" proposal to various student groups on campus. The proposal highlights how Seattle University can not only go carbon neutral but a step further as "climate positive" with the help of carbon offsets.
SU is a Top 10 school according to the 2018 “Cool Schools” rankings in Sierra, the magazine of The Sierra Club
SU will become the first university in Washington state and the first Jesuit school in the nation to divest its endowment from fossil fuels over the next five years.
The regional coalition recognizes Seattle U's leadership in sustainability
The Carbon Pricing Initiative calls on leaders in higher education to demonstrate support for a policy that has the power to avert catastrophic global warming: a price on carbon
Seattle University is 1 of 26 colleges out of 648 schools to be named to The Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll by receiving a score of 99 (the highest possible score)
Seattle University was well represented at the Washington and Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), which took place in Seattle from Feb. 25-27. Natasha Martin, vice president for diversity and inclusion (left), was a plenary speaker on a panel that discussed integrating social sustainability across the academic system and building a thriving campus environment that connects universities with their community, region, and world.
In June 2018, Seattle University's second STARS report resulted in a GOLD rating with an improved score of 75.64. Go SU!
The National Science Foundation awarded $500,000 to Dr. Tanya Hayes and Dr. Felipe Murtinho!
SU is in the top 50 of Sierra magazine's coverage of America's greenest colleges. We're working hard to crack the top 20 within the next year!
From sorting through the trash at SU, the Garbology event revealed that 62 percent was actually compostable and 21 percent was recyclable!
SU is ranked #8 on the list of Overall Top Performers in sustainability among Master’s Institutions and #3 Top Performer in the category of Wellbeing & Work.
Take a look at what SU and other universities in WA are doing to stay green!
Compostable paper towels make up 96% of bathroom waste. Sign the petition to show your support for paper towel composting in bathrooms!
Hear from local organizations on how they’re building climate resilience and how we can best support communities on the front lines of climate disruption. The summit will be hosted here at Seattle University!
Bon App is recognized for trailblazing social and environmental responsibility!
Join us in attending the 2018 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference on Feb. 6-8, 2018 at Portland State University!
$30,000 was granted to SU Faculty from the Freeman Foundation to work on a sustainable coffee project this summer in Vietnam!
Seattle U ranked 6th out of 170 schools in the waste diversion category! Go Redhawks!
SU will become the first university in Washington State and the first Jesuit school in the nation to divest its endowment from fossil fuel reserves over the next five years.