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water bottle giveaway
Start the new year by creating habits that make a positive contribution! Commit to reducing the amount of waste that we generate. Only you know where you can cut back, but we have a suggestion!  Stop using single-use plastic water bottles. Instead, take advantage of over 30 water refill stations on campus. Don't have a reusable water bottle? We have you covered. Stop by the Sustainability Hub, located on the first floor of the Student Center, and pick up a FREE reusable water bottle from January 13 - 17 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Environmental Ambassador Award

Commit at least 30 hours of environmentally related service this year and become one of this year's recipients of the Environmental Ambassador Award, sponsored by the Sustainability Council and awarded by the Chancellor.  More info:

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.

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!

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.