October: Campus Sustainability Month

Part of Welcome Week: Meet the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) at SU's Involvement Fair 

When: 10/02/2018   Time: 11:00AM-2:00PM
  SU Quad
Description: Are you interested in interning with CEJS, learning about sustainability at SU, or participating in environmental justice and sustainability events? Visit the largest club event of the year, the Fall Involvement Fair (sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement-CSI) and stop by at the CEJS booth with your questions!

Environmental Lunchtime Talks 

When: 10/02, 10/09, and 10/16   Time: 12:30PM-1:20PM
  ENGR 307
Description: The Environmental Science program will be holding student-led brown-bag slideshows in Engineering 307 on the first three Tuesdays of the 2018 Fall quarter (October 2, 9, and 16). These events will bring students and faculty together to discuss summer experiences that relate to environmental issues or outdoor activities. The talks will provide ideas that you can use to help plan your own summer experiences. They also provide an opportunity to discuss other opportunities related to environmental science, including the new ENSC minor. Please join us. Contact Dr. Wes Lauer at for more details.

Sustainability Soccer Game

When: 10/07/2018   Time: 5:00PM-8:00PM
  SU Soccer Field
Description: Join the Green Team and be a peer educator and help people sort their trash by playing Trash Pong and the Wheel of Waste! We’ll meet at the soccer field shortly after 5pm. (Honestly it’s a fun way to watch a soccer game and chat while playing fun games!) Bring a warm coat! Setp up will start at 4:30PM, game starts at 6PM.

Food With Spirit Campus Tours

When: 10/10-12/2018   Time: TBA
Where:  Peace Pole Gardens (in front of Student Center)
Description: If your first week of classes has left you with any energy/will power at all, we invite you to come check out the gardens that SU has to offer! Join Food With Spirit, SU's food justice and gardening club. Sign up for a time that works for you here

Winter Gardening Workshop

When: 10/17/2018   Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM
  Broadway Gardens (Broadway and E. Columbia intersection)
Description: Come visit the edible garden for a workshop on how to put gardens to bed for winter and cover crop methods. Workshop will be led by Tilth educator Selena Ligrano. 

Fall Quarter Gathering of Environmental Justice and Sustainability Groups at SU

When: 10/18/2018   Time: 12:30PM-1:30PM
  Boeing Room (Lemieux Library #122)
Description: These informal quarterly gatherings are meant to be a space to: share what you/your group is planning for this quarter and year; share resources; discuss how we can collaborate and support each other’s initiatives; and learn what SeattleU students and departments are doing to improve SU’s sustainability efforts. We hope to see you all on Thursday, 10/18. Don’t hesitate to contact Yolanda Cieters at with any questions.

Wildfire Math Department Colloquium

When: 10/25   Time: 3:45PM-4:45PM
  BANN 401
Description: The Math Department is hosting a talk on "Statistical Methods to Expand Understanding of the Effectiveness of Fuel Reduction Treatments at Modifying Wildfire Severity" given by UW's Asst. Prof of Quantitative Fire Ecology, Maureen Kennedy. She will discuss experimental design and statistical methods that improve our ability to explain fuel treatment effectiveness, with the ultimate goal to improve fuel treatment design for multiple forest management objectives. For additional information contact McLean Sloughter:

November: Green Seattle Month

Green Seattle Day

When: 11/03/2018   Time: 9AM-12PM
  Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland

-->Meeting location on campus: Lemieux Library at 8:00AM. We’ll be taking King County Metro bus 7 (S Jackson St & 12th Ave S at 8:23AM) to Rainier Beach (S Henderson St & Rainier Ave S)
-->Meeting location off campus: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland at 9:00AM

Description: On November 3, “Green Seattle Day,” hundreds of volunteers will plant thousands of native trees and shrubs in 15 parks throughout Seattle. This annual event is organized by the Green Seattle Partnership which is now the largest urban forest restoration project in the nation!

Join in the fun and have a hand in planting Seattle’s future forest! Seattle University’s Green Team and CEJS will help out at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland together with the Tilth Alliance. All community members are welcome, no experience is necessary. The event is family friendly and open to all ages. Tools, gloves, plants, coffee, snacks, and instruction are provided. Sign up and learn moreHERE (space is limited!). Any questions? Contact Hanna Lucerno (SU Green Team) at

CAN EARTH’S BEAUTY SAVE THE WORLD: A Film Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker John de Graaf

When: 11/27/2018    Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM (Doors open at 6:15PM; Film screening at 7:00PM; Q&A/panel with Filmmaker at 8:00PM-8:45PM)
  ENGR 200 - Wyckoff Auditorium
Description: Join us for a screening of the film REDEFINING PROSPERITY: THE GOLD RUSHES OF NEVADA CITY, showing how the fight to save a beautiful river led a small town to sustainability. The film will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker John de Graaf and GRIST. This event is co-sponsored by GRIST and Seattle University's Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS).  Learn more

December: Fair Trade Month

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January: Climate Resilience Month

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February: Recyclemania Month

Washington and Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

When: 02/25/2019-02/27/2019

Where: University of Washington, Seattle

Description: The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is an opportunity for collective direction and solidarity in higher education for our region. As political, social and environmental issues become more complex, WOHESC convenes and empowers stakeholders who are driving leadership and generating solutions for a more sustainable, just and equitable future. The conference includes speaker sessions, workshops, and poster presentations. Topics involve social justice, diversity, engagement, academics, innovation, community and more. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2018. To learn more click here.

March: Water For All!

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April: Earth Month

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May: Bike Everywhere!

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June: Laudato Si' Month

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September: Campus Sustainability Month

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