Not sure to do with your batteries? Don’t just throw them away! Put them in an envelope labeled ‘SU Recycling’ and slip them into any on-campus mailbox and they will be properly taken care of!
Processing recyclables and compostable takes large amounts of energy. A few easy ways to reduce even recyclable and compostable waste is to
Use reusable mugs (you get a discount at almost all coffee shops in Seattle!)
Use C-Street plates instead of clamshells and compostable
Grow vegetables for yourself, or harvest from one of the many campus edible gardens! Download the Campus Edibles Map.
Eat meatless one day a week. If everyone in the US replaced one chicken meal with one plant-based meal once a week, the greenhouse gas emissions reductions would equate to taking 500,000 cars off the road!
Cafeinate sustainably and buy SU's MotMot coffee (previously called Café Ambiental) from the bookstore. This Fair Trade product was made possible through the efforts of Seattle University and the University of Managua, Nicaragua, working towards improving the livelihood of Nicaraguan coffee farmers. Learn more!
Farmers markets are not only a great way to support your local economy and reduce your ‘food miles,’ but are also a great outing to go on with your friends.
Buying in bulk not only reduces your packaging waste, but also the energy used to produce and transport your groceries. A three-in-one!
Eat with the seasons! Learn what is currently ripe and delicious by visiting Seasonal Cornucopia.
Eat out responsibly and see if a restaurant serving up sustainable fare can satisfy your dinner craving.
The Seattle University Employees Retirement Plan includes four Socially Responsible funds. View the List of Investments.
Use the CSR Hub to explore environmental ratings and sustainability behaviors of major companies in North America, Europe and Asia.
Green Up Your Department
A green team is an effective way to reduce a department’s environmental impact. A team approach ensures all offices are participating in the program and allows for the work to be distributed among several people. One member of the team is a department head to show executive buy-in and so decisions can be made quickly.