Apply for DJS Funding today!


The DJS FUNd Team welcomes proposals for projects that mobilize the greater PLU community around Diversity, Justice and Sustainability (DJS). Using the student DJS Award, we can financially support projects that advance PLU’s mission and a holistic application of sustainability before June 1, 2017.

This spring cycle of applications will be due no later than April 15th, 2017.

We would also like to invite you to a DJS Award Grant Writing 101 workshop on Monday, March 20th and a DJS Award Peer Review Workshop on Wednesday March 22nd. Both will be held at 6 pm in Xavier 150.

Please contact Saiyare Refaei, the Coordinator for Sustainability Integration in the Diversity Center with your questions at

UnPLUg 2016 is underway!

October is Campus Sustainability Month! Every year PLU strives to unPLUg a a way to conserve energy on campus and share easy ways to reduce pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, save money and achieve energy independence. Check out the ongoing numbers of in the Weekly Net Energy consumption in kilowatt hours (KWH) of each our Residence Halls for each week of October. The data numbers below are courtesy of PLU Facilities Management.

  • Tinglestad
  • Pflueger
  • South Hall
  • Harstad
  • Stuen
  • Ordal
  • Hong
  • Hinderlie
  • Kreidler

This just in!

2014-2015 Sustainability Fellow Amy Scott created a map of PLU’s sustainability resources, from where the bike racks are to where you can fill your water bottle.

PLU was recognized by two national organizations for our commitment to sustainability. Click here to learn more.

Sustainability: What's it all about?

Sustainability at PLU focuses on three key components: care for people, care for the planet, and prosperity, both now and in the future. These are values that emphasize the inseparable interrelation‐ships between environmental, economic, and ethical principles that call on all individuals and communities to ensure that our present way of life does not degrade that of future generations, but leaves the world a better place for all.

Much of the work on sustainability at PLU is supported by the Sustainability Committee with faculty, staff and student representation. Over the years, significant strides toward becoming an environmentally responsible and sustainable campus have been made. As we Lutes attempt to define what sustainability could look like on campus, we are fortunate to have several resources available to us.   We can draw on strengths from our enthusiastic leadership, and informed student body, as well as tactical resources like the Resource Conservation Management and Waste Diversion experts in Facilities Management.

To learn more about Sustainability at PLU, and our Commitments to Sustainability, please browse our tabs on the left. We’re on Facebook! Like us to learn about upcoming events and news.


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