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Earth Month is here!
In honor of Earth Month, the Sustainability Office has compiled a list of activities on and off campus. There are parades, feasts, races, lectures, workshops and sustainability-themed crafts galore. These events are being hosted and organized by a variety of departments, RSOs, and community groups. For complete details and a full list of events go here. Follow SIUCSustainability on Facebook to get daily reminders!
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The SIU Sustainability Office, University Housing, SIU Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition and SIU Fermentation Science Institute are partnering to bring you the 2018 Farm to Fork Dinner on Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 pm in Grinnell Commons. Participants will enjoy locally grown food prepared by two SIU chefs. Take a look at the menu and purchase tickets here.
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Earth Month 2018 culminates in the Sustainability Celebration from 9:30-11 a.m. on April 27 with a ceremony at Morris Library. Winners of the 2018 Green Fund grants will be announced and awards will be presented to SIU’s Environmental Ambassadors.

Those attending also can enjoy a variety of interactive displays and activities, sign up for the Saluki Green Action Team, and much more.

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First Friday Green Tours

Experience SIU sustainability initiatives first hand! Join us for one of our First Friday Green Tours!  We will visit previously funded Green Fund projects such as the bicycle fix-it stations, a solar powered picnic table, and a roof top garden on the Agriculture building.  All tours start at the Sustainability Hub in the Student Center at Noon. 

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Tree Campus USA

In 2015 SIU earned the Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation! Click here for more information.

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.  
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Green RSOs

RSOs that promote sustainability-related values and the appreciation of Southern Illinois are included here.