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Water bottle 224 pixelsOur students led the campaign to make Seattle U the first Washington school to remove single-use bottled water everywhere on campus.

Urban farming

Broadway Community GardenStudents, staff and faculty can grow vegetables and herbs in their own 4 x 8 foot raised bed. Raised bed users are responsible for planting, maintenance and harvest during the growing season. Hand tools, watering cans and hoses are available at each site. Gardeners can receive free vegetable starts at the Grounds Department’s April Earth Day celebration.


Segway 224 pixelsWe provide employees and students with generous financial incentives to bike, bus, car/vanpool and walk to campus. Incentives include a subsidized transit pass, car sharing, discounted carpool parking, free vanpool parking, locker room and showers for bikers, an evening shuttle for walkers and more.


Recycling bin 224 pixels60% of campus waste is reused, recycled, or composted.


Cherry St. Market salad barCampus restaurants serve food from local farmers, vegan options, wild caught Washington salmon and Fair Trade coffee.


03072014- Seattle University's Composting YardOur onsite facility annually turns 178,000 pounds of food waste into compost.  The compost is spread in planting beds toimprove soil quality. The facility has won several awards for being located in a large city, adjacent to an apartment building and restaurants, and operating without odor issues.