The Center for Sustainability provides educational, community engagement, networking, and career building opportunities to help position our students for success in the green economy. Below are examples of the things we have done in the past. Future classes will have similar opportunities.
Free memberships to the Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Free membership to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Free books for select courses.
Access to the growing Center for Sustainability Library.
Local Sustainability Tours, including:
St. Louis Confluence Greenway
St. Vincent's Greenway
River Systems and Levies Tour (Confluence, Audubon Center at Riverlands, Chesterfield Valley, Weldon Springs)
Walsh and Associates green warehouse tour.
Preferred access to SLU educational events sponsored by the Center, including:
Social Justice Colloquium co-sponsored with the SLU Doerr Center for Social Justice.
Everyday Sustainability presentation for SLU's Homecoming Program.
Sustainability Presentation to SLU's Women's Council.
Community Engagement, Networking, and Career Building
Free, guaranteed admission to Center-produced events, including:
Sustainability Matters Series
St. Louis Green Confluence symposium and career fair.
Green Economy Summit
Green Jobs Matters Series
Free, guaranteed admission to Center co-sponsored events, such as:
2010 St. Louis Climate Leadership Campaign Charette
Cool St. Louis Climate Summit
Citizens for Modern Transit seminar, Transit Oriented Development
Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) presentation, Biomass from Burning Trees?
Midwest Permaculture weekend workshop
Exclusive invitations to regional sustainability events, such as:
Better Business Bureau Torch Awards
USGBC Growing Green Awards
Story of Stuff. presentation for Missouri Votes Conservation (MVC) benefit
Strategic Philanthropy, a presentation for School of Social Work's Women's Fund Education Series.
Humanistic Sustainability, a women's educational forum sponsored by the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
State of St. Louis Workforce: Moving Forward, hosted by the St. Louis Business Journal and MOBOT
Conservation Lobby Day in Jefferson City along with MVC, MCE, and the Sierra Club
Diversity as a Catalyst for Innovation in the Sciences, a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Skandalaris Center.
Leadership Opportunities with External Partners, including:
St. Louis Regional Higher Education Consortium
St. Louis RCGA Green Business Challenge
Reality-based, Efficient Action Learning (REAL) Partnership Opportunities
Receptions and Open Houses, such as:
A welcome reception for each new class at the start of the program.
An open house for university faculty and staff held in the Busch Student Center.
An open house for prospective students held at Cafe Pinxtos in Hotel Ignacio.
Student Advisory Council (SAC) socials.
Volunteer Events at SLU and throughout the greater St. Louis community, such as:
Taste of St. Louis
St. Patrick's Day parade recycling event
Conservation Lobby Day
Healthy Planet Green Expo
Chesterfield Earth Day
St. Louis Earth Day in Forest Park
SLU Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority breast cancer fundraising drive
Unite for Sight student group, eye surgery fundraising project
Earthways Center Green Homes Festival
Friends of SLU Liver Center, Any Way the Wind Blows event
Live Nation / U2 360 Tour recycling event and free tickets to the show