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SIU Earns “Green College” Recognition Again

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

Originally posted here by Christi Mathis for SIU Today. CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and green initiatives is again gaining national attention. “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition,” features SIU. It marks the second straight year — and the third time in five years — more »

Sustainability Council Seeks Applicants

Posted on: March 31st, 2014

The Sustainability Council is currently seeking applicants for open graduate student, faculty, and staff positions on the Council.  The graduate student position is for a one-year term, and the faculty and staff positions are 2-year terms, all starting on July 1.  More information and the applications can be found here; applications will be accepted until April 21.

Sustainability Council Announces Call for Spring 2014 Green Fund Proposals

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

The Sustainability Council is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its spring 2014 Green Fund round of sustainability project funding. There is a special focus this semester on proposals for research, education, and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency on campus. The application and call for proposals can be found more »

Sustainability Council Announces Fall 2013 Green Fund Awards

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

Originally posted here by Christi Mathis on December 13, 2013. CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Sustainability Council is funding 14 “green” projects in the organization’s latest series of grant awards. A total of $120,616 will support a wide variety of endeavors focusing on transportation, food production, renewable energy and energy efficiency, outreach, and more »

SIU Sustainability Efforts Earn STARS Recognition

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

Originally posted here by Christi Mathis on December 10, 2013. CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale has earned recognition once again for its sustainability efforts. The university earned a silver ranking from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). The point-based benchmarking system utilized by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher more »

Students receive sustainability travel funds

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

Originally posted here by Christi Mathis on October 1, 2013 CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Sustainability Council at Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently approved its inaugural Sustainability Travel Awards. The awards assist students in defraying costs of attending conferences where sustainability is the major focus. The council will present up to $7,000 in grants each scholastic more »

SIU students can ‘add some green to any major’

Posted on: September 13th, 2013

Originally posted here on Sept. 13, 2013 BY RITA CHENG for The Southern. Sustainability is an important part of who we are at SIU. We want our students to live and learn in a healthy environment. In fact, the commitment of faculty, staff and students has led to “Green College” recognition the past two years from more »

Sustainability Council Calls for Fall 2013 Green Fund Proposals

Posted on: September 10th, 2013

The Sustainability Council is now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 round of Green Fund awards. These proposals will be due on October 23, 2013. Please click here for the call for proposals and grant application. Any questions and applications should be directed to Green Fund Committee Chair Corné Prozesky at

Sustainability Council Now Accepting Applications for Sustainability Travel Awards

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

The Sustainability Council is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for Sustainability Travel Awards for students attending conferences related to sustainability this semester.  Click here for more information and the funding application.

Sustainability efforts showcased on Chicago TV, The Southern

Posted on: July 26th, 2013

BY CHRISTI MATHIS, For The Southern. Sustainability — including making healthy eating choices available to students — is a priority at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Viewers of Chicago television station WCIU got a “taste” of SIU’s efforts during the May 17 “You & Me This Morning” program. Host more »

Sustainability Council Announces Project Funding

Posted on: April 30th, 2013

BY CHRISTI MATHIS, For The Saluki Times. Solar trash compactors, rechargeable batteries and paperless medical records systems are among the projects that will receive funding at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the coming months. The Sustainability Council recently announced approximately $150,000 in awards for six projects to enhance more »

SIU Again Earns ‘Green College’ Recognition

Posted on: April 25th, 2013

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s commitment to sustainability and green initiatives has drawn national recognition. This is SIU’s second appearance in the green colleges guide. Selections are based on surveys of hundreds of colleges across the U.S. and Canada using a scoring system utilizing answers to 50 questions about each institution’s sustainability polices, practices and programs. more »

Vertical Garden Constructed in Agriculture Building

Posted on: November 7th, 2012

If you frequent the College of Agriculture Building at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, you may have noticed that a beautiful wall composed of a variety of tropical plants has been installed in the south wing of the building. This vertical garden was constructed by artists Laurent Corradi and Marie Christine Steffanetti with the help of more »

Campus Sustainability Day 2012

Posted on: October 30th, 2012

On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, several free activities were held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the SIUC Student Center as part of the 10th annual Campus Sustainability Day. The many scheduled events aimed to highlight sustainable efforts on campus, and encourage future participation in green initiatives. These activities, sponsored by Student Center Special more »

Sustainability Council Announces Call for Green Fund Proposals!

Posted on: September 12th, 2012

The SIU Sustainability Council requests applications for campus sustainability projects. These projects are funded by the Green Fee, a $10 per semester student fee that goes toward projects which advance sustainability on our campus. The SIU Sustainability Council uses the following definition of sustainability as an operating guide: “Sustainability implies that the critical activities of more »

“Fun in the Field Fridays” Sustainable Service Opportunity

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

Every Friday in September and October from 2 – 4pm at the LOGIC Garden on Pleasant Hill Road. LOGIC, the Local Organic Garden Initiative of Carbondale, is SIU’s student organic garden. Volunteers can gain experience with organic agriculture, vermicompost, permaculture, no-till, fruit and vegetable harvest and other aspects of sustainable food production. LOGIC is supported more »