At SIU, we believe that the daily actions of every individual can drive a more sustainable community. The Sustainability Office catalyzes sustainable decision making on campus, with a goal of balancing environmental health, social equity, and economic prosperity. We are guided by the following:
Our Mission: The Sustainability Office at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is committed to empowering a culture of sustainability through collaborative campus-based solutions across academics, operations, research, and campus life.
Our Vision: We envision a community that embodies ethical and sustainable actions in everyday decision making. By inspiring innovative solutions and encouraging cross-functional collaboration, we strive to create a model campus environment that engages students and community members in sustainable lifestyles. We guide our campus members to be responsible citizens who positively impact a global community through local actions.
Our Values: As we strive to integrate sustainability into our culture, we are committed to the following values:
Respect, Responsibility, Diversity, Collaboration, Lifelong Learning
Get Involved In Sustainability
Want to educate your students or office team about sustainability? Find more information here.
SIU provides numerous service and volunteer opportunities for our campus community members. Most of these opportunities are coordinated through the Saluki Volunteer Corps, and sustainability related service opportunities can be found here.
Going Green LLC
The Going Green LLC consists of new and returning students interested in sustainability and includes opportunities that cultivate student understanding of issues related sustainability.
RSOs that promote sustainability-related values and the appreciation of Southern Illinois are included here.