Sustainable Southern

SCSU is part of a coalition of colleges and universities across the United States and internationally that have formally committed to climate leadership, net-carbon neutrality by 2050, and actively engaging campus and surrounding communities in climate resilience and adaptation.

News and Updates for 2023

Faculty Development Update

We had an amazing turnout for the last three faculty development events this spring--sailing on the Argia in Mystic, restoring endangered species habitat on Falkners Island, and tagging horseshoe crabs at Audubon's Milford Point location. These events are open to all faculty and staff, and typically feature an awesomne partner like US Fish and Wildlife or our friends at Project Limulus. Interested in joining next time? Look for news about upcoming Faculty Development trips on our website or email. 

A collage of faculty and staff at a shore

Make Your Mark Event!

Thank you all for your submissions and participation in our paint-by-number event! Did you miss the submission deadline? Let us know and we can add your ideas to the next event! 

A group of students working to paint a mural

The Swap Shop has Moved

clipart of an owl

The Swap Shop reopened last semester! The Office of Sustainability collects donated office supplies and makes these items available to staff and faculty for free. Our student interns and volunteers help manage this inventory to reduce campus waste, and to reduce emissions from deliveries and trips to retail locations. We don’t have everything, but we have a lot (especially toner)! Check out the shelves at our new location in TE8 room 106 before your next purchase and please consider donating some items when you upgrade or move office locations. 

The Swap Shop open house events stop during the summer and will resume in the fall semester. Please contact our office with requests or questions.

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We're Hiring!

Our office is seeking interns for 2023. Please send an email to if you are interested

Please see the job description on our Internships page.

Head Outdoors for Spring Faculty Development!

Interested in outdoor place-based teaching and learning?

Spending time together outdoors is important for community resilience, fostering wellbeing, and can improve teaching and learning outcomes. This series is open to all faculty, sponsored by a faculty development grant and the Office of Sustainability. Each event features Southern faculty and a local community partner. Are you a new or recently hired faculty member? Welcome to Southern and we hope you join us exploring some local outdoor treasures. Interested in sharing research, creative activity or curriculum that connects to one of the events below? Contact us! 

Registration is required, spaces are limited, and events are free. 

Questions? Contact Suzie Huminski, Sustainability Coordinator