We work to integrate sustainability into Western's culture, academics and student life while utilizing student energies for realization of sustainability initiatives. We provide a liaison to sustainability initiatives on campuses regionally and nationally, and build connections between Western and the greater Bellingham community. Our goals for Western include the following: To develop a unified set of sustainability metrics and indicators with the purpose of building awareness and understanding on campus. To conduct a baseline assessment of present efforts at Western. To create a vision and strategic plan that outlines steps needed for Western to lead in sustainable practices using our natural, financial and human resources. To advise on effective step-by-step implementation so our respective academic programs and operations can become leaders by example through their efforts.
Western Sustainability1 day ago
WWU Dining Services is hosting Farm to Fork on Monday, October 23rd, featuring a local and sustainable menu. More information on the poster below.
Western Sustainability shared their album.2 days ago
These are our prize winners so far! If you haven't picked up your prize come swing by our office in Viking Commons 25 behind the Viking Commons Dining Hall.
Western Sustainability added 9 new photos — with Western Reads and 5 others.2 days ago
These are our prize winners from The Fair! Once again a huge thank you to our donors who gave these prizes!
Western Sustainability shared Western Washington University's video.2 days ago
Western Washington University
Jim Helfield is in a race against time, and he knows it. Helfield, an associate professor of Environmental Science at Western Washington University, is researching ways improve the habitat for spring- and summer-run Chinook salmon on the South Fork of Whatcom County’s Nooksack River. Also known as king salmon, Chinook are the largest Pacific salmon species, growing to sizes upwards of 100 pounds in some rivers. In conjunction with colleagues in the Nooksack Tribe, Helfield is measuring how large, engineered logjams, placed systematically up and down the South Fork, change the river’s topography and form deep pools for the Chinook to rest and shelter in on their way to their breeding grounds upstream.
Western Sustainability3 days ago
Here's a list of every speaker coming to Huxley College of the Environment this fall. There are a lot of interesting speakers from different disciplines.