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Planting Changes

February 28, 2019

How to Live With Green Guilt For those of us who spend copious amounts of time worrying about the Earth and researching m...

Emily LaRoche Turns Local Trash Into Treasure

February 20, 2019

Seattle University has struggled with recycling for some time now, most recently coming to a head concerning whether or not all...


Planting Changes

February 10, 2019

Giving Plastic a Second Chance If you have not heard by now, Seattle University has a recycling problem. To be specific, the blue bins are being contaminated with non-recyclable waste and polluted w...

Seattle U Has Less than One Month to Clean Up Its Recycling

February 7, 2019

Seattle University is facing an ultimatum: it has less than 30 days to properly separate recycled material, or all of its recycling...


Planting Changes

February 2, 2019

Small Green Changes There is still time to change the state of the world. It’s hard to remember this, considering the sor...


Kubota Legacy Trees Plant Temporary Roots

January 17, 2019

The Seattle University grounds department has been hard at work these past couple of months with the removal and relocation of...

SSA Statement on Seattle University’s Divestment from Fossil Fuels

November 28, 2018

On September 19, 2018, Seattle University publicly announced that the Board of Trustees voted to commit to divesting from companie...

Youth Seek Legal Protection Against Climate Change

November 28, 2018

In an unprecedented move, young plaintiffs across the United States are suing the government for violating future generation’...


Fossil-Free Degrees: Seattle U Makes Steps Towards Divestment

October 10, 2018

After an arduous six-year battle, Seattle University has committed to divesting from companies owning fossil fuel reserves over...

Climate Change, Habitat Loss and Campus Biodiversity Gardens

Elizabeth Ayers, Author

May 24, 2018

Spring is prime time, at least for me, to practice mindfulness—as in psychotherapeutic mindfulness. I often walk my dog around campus on what I call a “flower walk” wherein I observe and describe to myself all of the flowers that I see. A few weeks ago, when it was suspiciously hot for early May, I noticed that a lot of my favorite flowering ...

What on Earth is Eco-Challenge?

Frances Divinagracia, News Editor

April 25, 2018

Seattle is nicknamed the “Emerald City” for its multitude of luscious trees and parks. Denis Hayes, the founder of Earth Day in 1970, lives here too, in a city leading in sustainability. With climate change being a prominent issue this generation has to face, the little decisions one makes towards living a more sustainable lifestyle can create ma...


Food Justice Teach-In Sets Tone for Future Talks

November 29, 2017

The Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work (ASSW) started their year-long series of Social Justice Teach-Ins wit...

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