Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability

The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability’s (CEJS) mission is to inspire care for our community through the research and practice of environmental justice and sustainability.

CEJS seeks to educate and develop leaders for a more just and sustainable world by:

  • Engaging students in experiential learning through sustainability projects with Washington Middle School, the Seattle Rotary Boys and Girls Club and in Haiti, Thailand, and Peru 
  • Actively involving students with on-campus sustainability projects
  • Advancing knowledge of environmental justice and sustainability through student research
  • Providing experience as a sustainability professional through internships at CEJS 
  • Promoting climate action and environmental justice through co-curricular on-campus activities and engagement with community partners

By supporting CEJS, donors will inspire people to personally care for the commons, support professional formation through collaborative environmental justice and sustainability projects, and prepare tomorrow’s leaders for a just, humane and sustainable world.

My time interning at CEJS has proven unforgettable! Not only did it help me build me resume, it gave me real world experience in learning how sustainability functions within a university. I'm grateful to feel that I am actively participating in the SU community and helping make a positive change.” Ruby Ranoa, CEJS student intern and Environmental Science major, ’22

"Not everyone can say that they love their on-campus job, but working with CEJS has been a highlight of my experience at SU. CEJS has helped me connect with other sustainability-minded people, develop professional skills, and demonstrated time and time again that pursuing sustainability at an institutional level is not only necessary, but possible.” Emily Nielsen, CEJS student intern and Public Affairs major, '22

"Working at CEJS has provided me the opportunity to learn about the behind-the-scenes operations of a university, while getting hands-on professional experience with real-world sustainability efforts. The projects I have worked on have expanded my understandings of practical sustainability endeavors and the complexities of sustainability work. My skills in data and information analysis, communication, and collaboration have greatly benefitted from my time with CEJS. The people at CEJS are great to work with and my experiences at CEJS have helped foster important personal and professional growth." Alexander Chapman, CEJS student intern and Environmental Studies major, '21

Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability Challenge
If the Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability (CEJS) reaches 30 gifts it will unlock $3,000 thanks to a generous donor.
30 / 30 Gifts
President's Club Our Moment for Mission Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of a group of President's Club donors, if 500 alumni make a gift to any fund during Seattle U Gives it will unlock $15,200 to the Seattle University Fund.
500 / 500 Gifts
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