Pittsburgh, PA — October 10, 2020 — For the second consecutive year, Seattle University has been included the top 20 "Cool Schools" in the Sierra Club magazine's 2020 list. The Sierra Club magazine ranks colleges and universities according to their eco bona fides and environmental commitments.
Seattle University earned spot number 20 among the 312 colleges and universities considered.
The publication highlighted Seattle University’s Engineers for a Sustainable World’s (ESW) longstanding commitment to sustainability as well as the chapter’s recent initiatives, including:
- Seattle U’s ESW chapter Thailand Water Project;
- The creation of Earth Talks, a solution to the cancellation of in-person Earth Day plans; and
- Seattle U’s Edible Campus Initiative, the maximization of edible, forgeable plants on the urban campus.
“It’s great that ESW chapter students are getting the overdue recognition for their sustainable initiatives and projects,” says Sohn Cook, Executive Director of Engineers for a Sustainable World. “The pandemic was a stumbling block for everyone, especially for students around the country and world, and I’m very proud of ESW members’ resiliency and ingenious initiatives.”
ESW’s unique approach to solving and providing sustainable solutions around the world is rooted in the organization’s mission statement, which focuses on the belief that young engineers and scientists are critical players in solving the greatest sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. The organization prioritizes the creation of efficient and sustainable solutions for local and international communities.
The Sierra Club magazine’s “Cool Schools” list is a culmination of a self-reported survey open to all four-year undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States and an extensive questionnaire conducted through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment Rating System (STARS) of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
About Engineers for a Sustainable World
Engineers for a Sustainable World is a non-profit network headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. ESW is an umbrella organization with chapters established at 50 colleges and universities in 23 states. For more information visit, www.eswglobal.org.
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