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Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

Connecting the Missing Link


This summer I’ve enjoyed running on the Burke Gilman Trail (BGT). Some evenings I’ll use the trail to connect my route from SPU to Gasworks Park; other times I’ll run from yoga in Ballard towards Fremont to get back home. Rain or shine, thousands of cyclists and pedestrians frequent the 19.8-mile trail every day. Extending from Bothell to Ballard, the multi-use trail runs alongside various bodies of water including Lake Washington, Lake Union, the Fremont Cut, Salmon Bay, and Shilshole Bay.

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The Burke Gilman trail with various road access and recreational points along the way.

The BGT has been one of the best surprises and most accessible places for me to exercise, although I’ve always felt leery (Leary) about running through the Missing Link. Following those feelings, I decided to do some research on the mile-and-a-half portion and how its completion may affect trail-users at SPU.  Continue reading

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SPU’s Social Venture Meets Earth Day


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Happy Earth Day everyone!

Coinciding with Sustainable Happiness Week and opening for today, our school put on a showcase to connect sustainability with business.

For the 7th consecutive year, Seattle Pacific University has enjoyed another successful Social Venture Plan Competition. In this competition, SPU students display their knowledge and commitment towards green practices in the professional world. Continue reading


Business and Sustainability


mckennaThe School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University has committed itself to “another way of doing business“. One way the School manifests this vision is in its graduate level course, Business and Stewardship: Global Sustainability.

Taught by Dr. Randy Franz, the course seeks to explore the role of business in addressing global economic, social, and environmental sustainability. The course is cross listed with the School of Theology and incorporates Christian theological understandings of creation care, stewardship, justice, human well-being, and restoration.

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