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Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability

The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) seeks to inspire and prepare a generation of leaders to meet the unprecedented ethical challenge facing humankind in the 21st century: forging a sustainable relationship between humankind and planet Earth and doing so in ways that foster justice within and between societies. 

CEJS educates and develops leaders for a more just and sustainable world by: 

    Engaging students in experiential learning through sustainability projects in Seattle and around the world 

    Actively involving students in on-campus sustainability initiatives 

    Advancing knowledge of environmental justice and sustainability through student research 

    Providing experience as a sustainability professional through internships with 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

$6,400
Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability Challenge
If the Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability (CEJS) reaches 40 gifts, it will unlock $6,400 thanks to two generous Anonymous donors.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$30,000
OMA Emergency Fund Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy and Melissa Ries, if 600 alumni make a gift today to any fund during Seattle U Gives, it will unlock $30,000 to the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Emergency Fund.
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Student Mental Health & Wellness Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy & Melissa Ries and an Anonymous donor, 200 alumni gifts to any fund between 6-11:59pm will unlock $50,000 to the Student Mental Health & Wellness Fund.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
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