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Did you know: There are many ways to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in our own community. Find opportunities below!

Salukis Take Action:

Goal #12: Take part in the SIU Sustainability's recycling outreach and education efforts at the first home football game this Saturday. 


Goal # 15 and Goal #12Join Keep Carbondale Beautiful and Green Earth to pick up litter at Attucks Park and Pyles Fork Preserve Area at  9 a.m. - noon on Sept. 14.


Goal #4: Read for 1 hour per week with elementary school children at the Carbondale Public Library  and assist with program activities at SIU's Head Start Program.


Partners in Reading is a free program at the Carbondale Public Library for children in grades 1-5, and a great volunteer opportunity for college students. Kids explore books and reading activities one-on-one with their reading partners (SIU and other college students). Partners select reading materials based on each child’s individual interests. 


Head Start: Head Start is a federally funded program, operated by SIU, for income eligible families with preschool children 3- 5 years of age. 

Student volunteers can take on a variety of responsibilities: 

  • Assisting teachers with children in classrooms. 
  • Assisting teachers with preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Reading stories to children. 
  • Assisting teachers with other duties as needed. 
  • Sign up through CSLV or contact Joyce Guy joyg@siu.edu to work out a schedule

Want to have your service opportunity featured in an upcoming post? Email sustainability@siu.edu.     

SGAT in Excellence Award: University Honors Program     


The University Honors Program hosts a weekly opportunity for their students to stop in, talk about their day, and grab some tea! Rather than using single-use cups, they chose to give out reusable mugs to all of the incoming Honors students this year. Want to sip on a cup of tea? Bring your mug! This is a great example of team members encouraging each other, establishing personal accountability and creating a CULTURE of sustainability by contributing to Goal #12.


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Keep up the great work,  
Saluki Green Action Team