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Join us Thursday, September 29 for the Compost Facility Grand Opening!

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and formal tour: 2-3 p.m. Open House: 3-6 p.m. Shuttle departs Student Center Main entrance at 1:30, 2:20, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30

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. 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

Volunteering

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 below. Read More

Going Green LLC

The Going Green LLC will consist of new and returning students interested in sustainability and will participate in programming that cultivates their understanding of issues related sustainability in Neely Hall
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Green RSOs

Part of the Sustainability Network initiative is to create a roster of sustainability oriented individuals and groups here at SIU.  RSOs that promote any sustainability values and the appreciation of Southern Illinois’ are included. 
Search for sustainability-related RSOs here.

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