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bike month
May is Bike Month! There are a variety of activities happening around town to support us in making more sustainable transportation choices! The City of Carbondale has organized scavenger hunts, bike tune-ups, safety checks and more. You can see the events at
SIU Sustainability

Earth Month 2018 culminates in the Sustainability Celebration from 9:30-11 a.m. on April 27 with a ceremony at Morris Library. Winners of the 2018 Green Fund grants will be announced and awards will be presented to SIU’s Environmental Ambassadors.

Those attending also can enjoy a variety of interactive displays and activities, sign up for the Saluki Green Action Team, and much more.

SIU Sustainability

First Friday Green Tours

Experience SIU sustainability initiatives first hand! Join us for one of our First Friday Green Tours!  We will visit previously funded Green Fund projects such as the bicycle fix-it stations, a solar powered picnic table, and a roof top garden on the Agriculture building.  All tours start at the Sustainability Hub in the Student Center at Noon. 

SIU Sustainability

Tree Campus USA

In 2015 SIU earned the Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation! Click here for more information.

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


 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. 


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



You can sign up with the Sustainability Office here  



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