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International Best-Selling Author David Korten Joins us on Earth Day!

From Serving Money to Serving Life: A Sacred Story for our Time

Wednesday, April 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

David Korten, MBA and PhD from the Stanford Business School, is co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, president of the Living Economies Forum, a member of the Club of Rome, and a former Harvard Business School professor. He is the author of numerous books, including the international best-sellers When Corporations Rule the World and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, and the newly released Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth. Find out more about this and other Earth Month events here!


"Indigenous Rights, Indignant Wrongs” Interfaith Earth Day 2015

Tuesday, April 21
11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Seattle University Campus, Student Center 160

This Earth Day celebration will include a stunning array of visual representation of indigenous communities' connection to creation, featuring: the Danza Quetzalcoatl de Olympia Dance Troupe, a Lummi Nation elder, a mural installation, video presentation and more. Sponsored by Earth Ministry and Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry. More info here.


Snow Leopards, Climate Justice, and Sustainability in the Lab

Those are the topics of just a few of the current research projects being carried out by our Student and Faculty Fellows. Their midyear reports are now posted on our website. Check it out: it's interesting stuff!
Faculty Fellows
Student Fellows


Teaching Environmental Justice:
A Great Resource now on the CEJS Website

We are excited about this brand-new resource! Last year CEJS supported Dr. Trileigh Tucker’s exploration of the teaching of environmental justice around the country. The result is a robust resource, highlighting syllabi, unique classroom and field exercises, popular teaching texts, and a searchable database connecting themes to the resources often used to teach those themes. Designed with the intention of helping others integrate environmental justice into their courses, this will enhance your teaching; check it out!


Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda  
"Resisting Structural Evil"

Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, a Christian ethicist, asks us to face difficult issues surrounding our lifestyles and the products we use every day, and the impacts those choices and products have on marginalized people across the globe. Her recent book is titled Resisting Structural Evil. We sat down with Dr. Moe-Lobeda – check out the write-up here.


Dr. Mark Jordan - Seattle Wildlife

Here in Seattle, Dr. Mark Jordan, a wildlife biologist, and his students can take the bus to their current study sites! They are tracking and researching the habits of our neighbors: the raccoons, opossums, and others who call Seattle's green spaces home. We talked with Dr. Jordan – check out the write-up here.


CEJS Faculty Fellow Awarded Fulbright for Zambia

Dr. Henry Louie, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a member of the inaugural class of CEJS Faculty Fellows, received a 2015-2016 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to teach in Zambia, Africa.  Dr. Louie will teach courses on electrical power systems engineering at the Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia, and research electrification schemes in the context of less economically developed countries. Read more, and watch a brief video, about Dr. Louie on our Redhawks Going Green page.


EcoChallenge 2015 - Weekly Prizes!

CEJS brings you the second annual EcoChallenge! Put together teams of three, try out challenging but attainable new habits over four weeks, have fun, and learn all at the same time. Plus, be eligible to win weekly prize drawings!  The challenge starts on April 7; registration is open now. Register here.


The Earth and Society Learning Community

One of SU’s newest learning communities, Earth and Society’s members explore how we all can share this beautiful, complex ball of cosmic dust that we call home in ways that are healthy and sustainable. Learn more here.


OneAmerica: Immigrant and Refugee Communities Tackle Climate Change

Washington's largest immigrant-advocacy organization, OneAmerica, was founded following 9/11 to defend Muslim Americans. Find out why this organization now sits on Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force, and how they see Inslee’s Carbon Pollution Accountability Act as a step toward environmental justice for immigrant and refugee communities. Read more.


Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Seattle University's Climate Action Plan goal is to reduce by 12% (from 2009 levels) the university’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Emissions are tracked from buildings, air travel, commuting, waste, and vehicles. Over each of the last four years, we have reduced emissions by more than 12%.

Fiscal year 2014 was our best yet: we cut emissions 24% compared to 2009. Though emissions increased from air travel, gas consumption, and electricity, we’ve used less natural gas, sent less waste to landfills, and increased the amount of food waste we compost.  Thank you to all of those helping us to meet and exceed our goals. 
See the data!


Student Research

Kaitlyn Hammond, one of our Student Fellows this year, writes about her experience. Read about it here.

Join Us - May 26 CEJS Social
Save the date!

The Student and Faculty Fellows you read about above present their research at our "Socials.” Our next Social takes place on Wednesday, May 26, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in Student Center 160. Dr. Agnieszka Miguel will talk about snow leopard identification and Dr. Trileigh Tucker will address the teaching of environmental justice. More info here.