The Last Salmon Musical

When: June 18, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Where: Lee Center for the Arts
Description: Based on the children’s book The Last Salmon by Phil Davis, CEJS fellow Ki Gottberg's musical honors the abundance of the earth, pointedly enacting how native peoples protect and nourish this precious resource so tied to their livelihood. Read more.




CEJS Spring Brown Bag Lunch

When: Tuesday, May 24th, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Where: Wyckoff Auditorium
Description: CEJS Faculty Fellows Julie Homchick and Gareth Green presented their research. Dr. Homchick discussed how the Bullitt Center serves as an example of the persuasive power of architecture and its role in campaigns for sustainability. Dr. Green discussed if and how data analytics can be used to promote sustainability of public utilities and their consumer base.


Evening with Dr. Rob Stavins, Kennedy Schools' Environmental Economics Program at Harvard

When: Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-7:30 PM
Where: Piggot Auditorium
Description: A conversation with Dr. Rob Stavins. Dr. Stavins directs the Kennedy Schools' Environmental Economics Program at Harvard. His research has examined diverse areas of environmental economics and policy, and he has been featured in a variety of economics, law, and policy journals. He has acted as a consultant to government agencies, international organizations, corporations, and advocacy groups.




Tours at the Bullitt Center

When: Thursday, April 21, 9:30-10:00 AM and 4:00-4:30 PM
Where: The Bullitt Center 
            1501 East Madison Street
             Seattle, WA 98122
Did you know that the greenest, most energy-efficient building in the world is located just a few blocks away from SU campus? Did you know that SU's CEJS is housed in the Bullitt Center? Read more and RSVP here.


Seattle U Interfaith Earth Day

When: Thursday, April 21, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Where: Student Center
Description: Join us for the Interfaith Earth Day. This year's event was an interactive fair, including Sustainability tours on campus, Mindfulness Meditation, an Open Mic Cafe, and a "Solutions Center" with tables featuring event sponsors and other groups working for earth-awareness. The event was sponsored by Seattle University's School of Theology & Ministry, Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture, Campus Ministry, Earth Ministry, Eco Sangha, and the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. Location: Student Center. Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. More info.


CEJS Brown Bag lunch with Dr. Benjamin Howe: "Social Justice and Measuring a Policy's Environmental Benefit"

When: Tuesday, April 19, 12:30-1:30 PM
Where: Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)
Description: Dr. Howe presented his research focusing on the question whether a policy's consequences for social justice and its ecological benefits should be measured separately. 


“Coming to the Edge: Place and Climate Crisis”

When: Thursday, April 14, 4:30 PM
Where: Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)
Description: Ed Casey, professor of philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook, presented a talk on “Coming to the Edge: Place and Climate Crisis.” Casey’s recent research includes investigations into place and space; landscape painting and maps as modes of representation; ethics and the other; feeling and emotion; philosophy of perception (with special attention to the role of the glance); and the nature of edges. This event was sponsored by CEJS, the Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy Club.


“Laudato Si’ and the Force of Nature” 

When: Wednesday, April 13, 4:00 PM
Where: Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)
Description: Sean McGrath, professor of philosophy from Memorial University in Newfoundland, presented on “Laudato Si and the Future of Nature.” This event was sponsored by CEJS, Seattle University’s EcoSangha and the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.


Seattle U EcoChallenge

When: April 11-29, 2016
Where: Campus Wide and Beyond!
Description: April is Earth month! Friends or individuals teamed up for the 3-week EcoChallenge for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The challenge was to raise awareness and adopt new habits to care for the planet and our communities. For three weeks, April 11-29, people challenged themselves to learn, act, advocate for and share information about each week's theme: FOOD and WASTE (week 1); ENERGY and BUILDINGS (week 2); SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY (week 3). Gift cards to local businesses were awarded to the winner of each week! More info.  


Catholic Heritage Lecture Series with Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J.

When: Thursday, April 7, 7:00 PM
Where: Pigott Auditorium
Description: The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC) hosted Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, scientist, climate justice scholar, and head of the Climate Studies Division of the Manila Observatory, to speak on “Tilling the Earth, Caring for the Poor: Musings on Stewardship and Sustainability.” This timely presentation included panelist Patty Bowman, Director of Social Outreach at St. James cathedral and Jessie Dye, Program and Outreach Director or Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power and Light. It was a stimulating conversation on how local communities are working to address issues of environmental injustice. More info.




CEJS Winter Social - Dr. Wehrly and Dr. Gardiner

When: Monday, March 7, 2016 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Where: Lemieux Library, Boeing Room
Description: Come out and listen to two CEJS Faculty Fellows in one night! Dr. Eric Wehrly will be discussing his research "How we can optimally deter environmental harms, such as oil spills, chemical leaks, and the like" while Dr. John Gardiner will be sharing his own work "The Elders, Earth's First Transcendent Leadership Circle: Organizational Implications."