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April is Earth Month
At SIU, we celebrate Earth Day the entire month of April. Our calendar of events will be out soon. Please see our complete listing of campus events for students, staff, and faculty here.
First Friday Green Tours
Join us for our First Friday Green Tours as we take a look at some of the coolest green spots on campus. You will learn about the Student Green Fee and see Green Fund Grant project sites on the tour. All of the tours start from the Sustainability Hub at noon (located on the first floor of the Student Center, across from the bowling alley). Want to schedule your group for a private tour? Email All tours will follow university guidelines. Don't forget your reusable water bottle and your mask!
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.
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.

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.