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Climate Solutions event
Interesed in learning more about solutions that address Climate Change? Join us for lightening round talks from faculty across campus in this high energy event on March 30, 2022. Find out more at cola.siu.edu/geography/feature-climate.
Earth Month
In celebration of Earth Month, we have compiled a list of campus and community events. Please check back in for updated information. There are many ways to participate all month long. Attend the Climate Teach-In on March 30, the Eco Art Conference on April 7 & 8, seed and plant giveaways, and a clothing swap too! Our Sustainability Awards Ceremony & Celebration will be on April 22 at 1 pm in Guyon Auditorium, featuring speakers from across campus, in addition to announcing the Green Fund Grant Awardees for 2022.
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.
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.