2021-2022

September 2021

CampusCup 2021 

When: September 27 - October 10th
Where: Online at bit.ly/SUcampuscup
Description: CampusCup is a campaign run by All Matters to make periods on college campuses more sustainable. Starting 09/27 until 10/10, SU students can sign up to receive a FREE menstrual cup at
 bit.ly/SUcampuscup. All members of the Seattle U community can use a 20% discount code to purchase an OrganiCup with the code CAMPUS20. CEJS is partnering with OMA, Health and Wellness Promotion, CSI, the Outreach Center, Facilities, and student club PERIOD to promote sustainable menstrual cups. Visit our CampusCup webpage for more information.

Involvement Fair

When: September 29th, 12:30-2 pm
Where: Library Plaza
Description: Come visit us at the involvement fair to learn more about CEJS, how to get involved, and sign up for a CampusCup!

October 2021: Food Justice Month

Webinars on Environmental Justice and Sustainability


Fall Involvement Fair

When: October 1st, 12:30-2 pm
Where: Library Plaza
Description: Come visit us at the involvement fair to learn more about the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) and ways to get involved!

CampusCup 2021

When: September 27th - October 10th
Where: Online at bit.ly/SUcampuscup
Description: CampusCup is a campaign run by All Matters to make periods on college campuses more sustainable. Starting 09/27 until 10/10, SU students can sign up to receive a FREE menstrual cup at
 bit.ly/SUcampuscup. All members of the Seattle U community can use a 20% discount code to purchase an OrganiCup with the code CAMPUS20. CEJS is partnering with OMA, Health and Wellness Promotion, CSI, the Outreach Center, Facilities, and student club PERIOD to promote sustainable menstrual cups. visit our CampusCup webpage for more information. 

Food Justice Week: Celebrity Chef Jet Tila at SU

When: October 26th
Where: C-Street
11:00am-11:45am: Panel discussion about Food Justice with Ivy Kusler (Chartwells Regional Vice President), Dr. Alvin Sturdivant (VP of Student Development), Karina Saunders (Assistant Director for Office of Multicultural Affairs) and a Student Government representative.
11:45am-12:15 pm: Food Pantry Cook-off. Four Redhawk Dining Chefs will create a meal using ingredients found in our SU Pantry and the panel + audience participants will judge the food and answer questions about how they see food justice in their work, lives, and community! 

Food Justice Week: Let's Get to Work! Food Justice Advocacy at SU

When: October 29th, 12:00PM-1:00PM
Where: The Convergence Zone in SINE (Floor 1)
Description: What can we do to make Food Justice a priority at SU? How might we take action to ensure our campus is food secure, sustainable, and caring for others? We want to hear from YOU! Bring “food for thought” to an informal conversation with students and SU community members, including Yolanda Cieters (Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability) and Karina Saunders (Office of Multicultural Affairs). Bring your lunch or grab something at the new plant-based cafe! Looking forward to a conversation about what we've done, where we are, and what we can imagine at SU!

Fossil Free Climate March

When: October 29
Where: Meet at Pier 62 Waterfront
Description: Join other youth climate advocates at a climate march in Seattle. The march and series of actions is part of a youth-led Global Day of Action to call out the funders of the climate crisis. Here in Seattle, we’ll be marching to the front doors of the largest climate polluters to demand action. The march will start at Pier 62 on the Waterfront and head to JPMorgan Chase’s PNW HQ, Liberty Mutual’s regional HQ, and City Hall.

November 2021

Webinars on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Green Seattle Day 2021

When: November 6, 9am - 12pm PST
Where: East Duwamish Green Space - Meet at the corner of Beacon Ave and 13th Ave 
Description: Green Seattle Partnership is hosting their annual Green Seattle Day as a part of Seattle Forest Week. Come and join CEJS and Seattle University Rotaract Members for a fun day planting trees in the Seattle community! This event is an opportunity to be one of hundreds of volunteers planting native trees, shrubs, and groundcover across the city that will become Seattle's future forests. We will be working in the East Duwamish Green Space located in North Beacon Hill, which is a short walk from the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.
To sign-up and for more information click HERE 

Volunteer at Yes Farm

When: November 6, 13 and 20, 12pm - 3pm PST
Where: Yes Farm, 727 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104 
Description: Join Campus Ministry and students on Saturdays in November to participate in community service at Yes Farm. Meet in the Student Center outside of the Campus Ministry office at 11:45 to travel to the farm with other participants. To volunteer, reach out to the following people based on the date you wish to participate on: Nov. 6-Shala Mckee at  mckeeshala@seattleu.edu; Nov. 13-Mariel Campoverde at campoverdema@seattleu.edu; Nov. 20-Campus Minister Salsi at alzubaidisal@seattleu.edu.
You can also contact any of the above individuals for more information or click here

December 2021

Webinars on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Earth Service Corps Virtual Environmental Leaders Summit

When: Dec 9, 1-3:45 pm
Where: Online
Description: 
YMCA Earth Service Corps will be hosting its annual Environmental Leaders Summit. The Summit brings together youth and adult voices across generations to discuss the pressing environmental issues in our communities. The Summit is identifying knowledgeable environmental professionals with a passion for connecting with young people who can serve as Table Hosts. Each Table Host is the anchor for one specific table and provides background and expertise around an environmental topic while engaging high school participants in a youth-centered discussion. They are hoping SU community members will participate as table hosts this year. Please see the Table Host Guide for more information.

January 2022

Webinars on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Earth Month Logo Design Competition

Want your design to be the face of Earth Month 2022? Submit your design by March 1st! The winning creation will be used to publicize SU’s Earth Month initiatives on social media, websites, flyers, and more.
The design must…

  • Inspire all at SU to participate in Earth Month Activities - click  to get an idea of past events
  • Adhere to SU branding guidelines
  • Be a PNG or JPG and be 1080x1080 pixels 72 dpi

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to SU’s Campus Store & $25 to an environmental organization of their choosing. 

Click here to download the flyer and share with friends! Email submissions and any questions to cejs@seattleu.edu

EARTH MONTH 2022 AT SEATTLEU: Brainstorming and Planning Gathering

When: Jan 13, 12:30PM-1:20PM
Where: Online
Description: All at SU are welcome! Bring your ideas for Earth Month events and initiatives. Feel free to invite SU students, faculty and staff. Click here for the zoom link.
 

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Workshop

When: Jan 14-15
Where: Online
Description: Sign up for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals training at SeattleU! This is a virtual event on Fri, Jan 14 (5:30-7:30PM) and Sat, Jan 15 (9:00AM-1:00PM), where upon completion students will receive a certificate and badge to add to their resume and professional development journey. Learn more and register here.

 

February 2022

Webinars on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

An Evening with the Author of Braiding Sweetgrass

When: February 17, 5:30 PM
Where: Online
DescriptionJoin Gonzaga University for an evening with the award-winning author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer. The book reframes the relationship between land and humans by exploring themes of reciprocity. Braiding Sweetgrass focuses on plants and botany as seen through Native American traditions and Western scientific traditions. Professor Kimmerer is known for her scholarship on traditional ecological knowledge, ethnobotany, and moss ecology. Register here. 

March 2022

Webinars on Environmental Justice and Sustainability


Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2022

When: March 2-4th
Where: South Seattle College or Remote Access
Description: Join the CEJS at the WOHESC 2022 Conference March 2-4 with sessions focused on social justice, campus engagement, academics, operations, facilities and student leadership. WOHESC is a platform for inspiring change and action related to sustainability and social justice within the Pacific Northwest's higher education institutions to be shared. This year's conference theme is the "Path Forward to an Equitable and Regenerative Economy." Stay tuned for more information about the conference. All SU members receive a 30% registration discount by using this link.

 

WOHESC Student Sustainability Action Challenge

When: March 2-4th
Description: This event for students (teams of 3-4 OR individual participation) will introduce you to the process of human-centered design and design thinking as a means to develop solutions to complex sustainability problems. We want to challenge you to generate ideas and find creative solutions built for the humans who will actually use them. The Challenge will be a full day of activity, including workshops facilitated by guest expert speakers, collaborative group ideating and project development and mentorship from local industry leaders. On Friday, March 4 there will be a Pitch-fest where the top teams pitch their Sustainability Action Idea, and judging and awards. In-person and virtual participation are both possible Learn more.

 

Planting Seeds of Hope: Taking Action for Our Common Home Logo

Planting the Seeds: Taking Action for Our Common Home

When: March 19th, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM PDT
Description: This is an earth justice summit to take action for our common home. Join Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, Ken Workman (elder of the Duwamish Tribe and direct descendant of Chief Seattle), Care for Creation team leaders, and passionate youth and local leaders as we explore the Pope Francis’s Laudato Si Action Platform. All are welcomet to this free event, and a lunch will be provided! For more details and registration, see here.

May 2022

CEJS Student Fellowship Presentations

When: May 24 at 12:30-1:20PM
Where: Join the zoom (bit.ly/CEJSFellow)
Description: Please join us for presentations by CEJS student fellows Breann Kniffen and Donna Shahbazi. Breann Kniffen (Cell and Molecular Biology, '23), recipient of the Francis Student Research Fellowship, will present their native beekeeping and research project that aims to gain better insight into the diversity and abundance of native bee species in WA state, increase native bee awareness to the public, and increase native bee abundance on SU campus by testing if bee housing structures increase native bee survival rates. Donna Shahbazi (School of Law, '24), recipient of the Gary L. Chamberlain fellowship, examines student-led climate movements across the United States to utilized as a blueprint for student groups in action and the many to come. 

Click here for the 21-22 CEJS fellowship presentations flyer.

Urban Farming & Food Justice Workshop

When: May 26 at 6-7:30PM
Where: Virtual
Description: Does everybody in Seattle have equal access to healthy, nutritious, culturally appropriate food? Do some groups of people have more ownership and control of land for gardening and farming than others? At this online panel discussion, three inspiring local food justice practitioners will share how their work in urban farming improves access to healthy foods, fosters relationships to land, and builds community.  Learn more and register.

June 2022

A flyer for the KXSU/CEJS/REC out studio event for June 2022

KXSU/CEJS/UREC Out Studio

When: June 3rd, 7-10 PM
Where: On campus, outside of SINE building
Description: KXSU, CEJS, and UREC invite you to celebrate the end of the quarter with bonfires and live music! Join us for a fun night with performances from Lyla Minor, Kitty Junk, and Serpentfoot!