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.

"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

"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

Every Gift Matters.
$50 provides supplies for the aquaponics project at WA Middle School
$100 supports a student's participation in a sustainability conference
$250 supports peer-to-peer, student-led sustainability education initiatives
$500 supports open access publication of SU faculty sustainability research
$1,200 supports a CEJS student internship 
$2,000 supports a CEJS student research fellowship
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