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Green Grant Fund Program
Do you have a sustainability project idea? Consider applying to the Green Fund! Information on previously funded Green Fund projects can be found on our Green Funded Projects page. Learn how to submit a Green Fund Grant Proposal today! Click here.
Green Fund Grant Workshops
Green Fund workshops are held in the spring and the fall and they are a great way to learn about the green fund proposal process. Currently, our workshops are being held virtually.   Sign up for one of the following virtual workshops here or email 
Tailgate Recycle
Tailgate Recycling is back, come get your service hours! We hope that you participate in the upcoming games, stay tuned for details to come! Tap picture for direct sign up link or click here. 
second nature
Southern Illinois University Carbondale reaffirmed the university’s longstanding commitment to sustainability when Chancellor John M. Dunn signed the Second Nature Climate Commitment on February 20, 2020.
AASHE Silver Star rating

We are proud to have received a Silver rating on our 2016 STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) report. STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance! Did you know that you can contribute to our ratings? Read more here.

Sustainability at SIU

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

SIU Sustainability is funded by the Student Green Fee.