What We Do


On the University of Puget Sound campus, many events are hosted each semester by groups such as the Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) and Environmental Campus Outreach (ECO) for the purpose of promoting sustainability and spreading knowledge to the campus community.

Check out the Logger's Live Green Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on upcoming sustainability-related events on campus.  

Planning a sustainability-related campus event? Share it with sustainability@pugetsound.edu so SAC can help promote it.

Sustainability Summer Grants

While SAC has long given grants for sustainability projects on campus, we have recently refocused these efforts and the evaluation criteria for the grant proposals to align more closely with our work on the STARS rating system. Summer grants may now be applied for on a rolling cycle rather than by a specific deadline, although priority is given to proposals that are submitted by March 11.

Reduced- and Zero-Waste Events

In addition to campus events advocating sustainability, many events not surrounding the issue of sustainability are carried out in a sustainable way. Sustainability Services helps event planners on campus to coordinate recyclable materials and recycling bins, compostable foods and materials, and/or fewer items that need to be thrown away. LogJam and Lu'au are two of the biggest reduced-waste events hosted on campus each year.

If you would like to work with Sustainability Services to make an event you're planning more sustainable, email them today at recycling@pugetsound.edu

Tuesday, September 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
2010 Harvest Festival

6th Avenue Farmers Market


Saturday, September 25, 9 a.m. – Noon
Green Tacoma Day

Explore, tour, and help restore Tacoma’s natural areas.

Visit www.greentacoma.org for more information.


October 2010: Live Green Challenge AND Fair Trade Month!


Wednesday, October 6, 4 p.m., Wyatt 101
Brazil: Sustainability and Social Justice. The Impossible Dream?

Presented by University of Puget Sound’s Politics and Government, Latin American Studies, and International Political Economy programs.


Wednesday, October 13, 6 p.m., Rausch Auditorium
SAC presents Who Killed the Electric Car? free for the campus and local communities!