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April 24, 2019
The student club Sustainable Student Action (SSA) received a Sustainability Leadership Award from Sustainable Seattle earlier this month. SSA was recognized alongside other regional leaders in sustainability for its “(c)lever organizing, political savviness, and activism,” which was instrumental to the Seattle University Board of Trustees’ vote last fall to adopt a pair of recommendations to divest the university’s $230 million endowment from fossil fuels within the next five years.
Following the vote, SU President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., expressed his gratitude to several campus groups for their work leading to the divestment decision, including the leadership of students, especially Sustainable Student Action (SSA) for elevating the importance of this issue.”
Sustainable Seattle works to build a thriving future through initiatives in the Puget Sound region that deliver environmental, economic and community benefits, promote equity and build resilience.
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