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The Fall 2019 Farm to Fork Dinner will take place on Saturday, October 26 at Lentz Commons. Seating begins at 5:45 p.m., and dinner starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Participants will enjoy locally grown food prepared by Chef Sean Eberly, and staff, from University Housing Culinary & Nutrition Services. We are proud to partner with the SIU Sustainability Office; SIU Department of Animal Science, Food & Nutrition; and SIU Fermentation Science Institute on this event. 

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.

The Green Fund grant program is funded by the Student Green Fee.
Initiated by students, the Green Fund grant program has awarded funding for 193 projects, totaling over $2.2 million allocated in sustainability across the SIU Carbondale campus community since 2009.
Check out our Sustainability Working Groups!
Get involved! Join us as we move campus sustainability forward via our Sustainability Working Groups. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are welcome!
Exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Save the date: United Nations Day: Thursday, October 24, 2019! We'll again be exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals! Our spring event included a series of interactive and educational stations and helped our community understand that Sustainable Development transforms lives, economies, and our planet. The event was a collaborative initiative of the following stakeholders: SIU Sustainability, SIU United Nations Association Registered Student Organization, and the United Nations Association of the USA Southern Illinois Chapter.

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