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SIU Sustainability
We moved up 40 spots on this year's list, to #156. We're proud of this national recognition and SIU's focus on sustainability.
Water Dawg

Meet Water Dawg! 

Water Dawg is a water refill station that provides potable water at outdoor events. This provides us with a way to stay hydrated without using disposable water bottles, thereby reducing plastic waste. SIU units interested in requesting a Water Dawg for their event can reach out to Plant and Service Operations at foc@pso.siu.edu or 453-3621.

bike month

Our campus is also a designated Bronze level Bicycle Friendly University. To support us in making more sustainable transportation choices, a variety of activities are organized in and around campus including bike rides, safety classes, safety checks, tune-ups and more. 

 

AASHE Silver Star rating

We are proud to have received a Silver rating on our 2016 STARS report (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainbility performance!

Did you know that you can contribute to our ratings? Read more here.

See your student Green Fee in action! Join us on the walking tour as we visit Green Fund sites across campus. Sites include a solar powered picnic table, the green roof on the Agricuture Building, and bicycle fix-it stations. All of these projects were in part funded by the Green Fee. Thinking of writing your own proposal? Come and get some inspiration from past projects! Tours will leave from the Sustainability Hub at noon on the First Friday of every month. Call 453-2846 with questions
See your student Green Fee in action! Join us on the walking tour as we visit Green Fund sites across campus. Sites include a solar powered picnic table, a green roof, and bike fix-it stations.  Tours will leave from the Sustainability Hub at noon on the First Friday of every month. Call 453-2846 with questions or visit https://sustainability.siu.edu/participate/green-tour.php.

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


Get Involved

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 Saluki Green Action Team 

The Saluki Green Action team is made up of students, faculty and staff of SIU, as well as community members who are committed to helping make our community more sustainable, starting with energy and water conservation. Our team members educate themselves and their peers by taking simple actions and developing habits that make a big difference. Join SGAT!

 

green-rsoGreen RSOs

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

outreachOutreach

Want to educate your students or office team about sustainability? Find more information here.            

 

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Volunteering

The Sustainability Office receives notices for student opportunities. If you would like to receive updates on these, you can sign up here.  

 

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Click here to find out more ways to get involved. 

 

 

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