Would you like to help Western along the road to sustainability or get connected to off-campus organizations? WWU and the Bellingham Community hosts many student groups and organizations that promote ecological protection, social equity, human health, and economies that work for people.
Academic Custodial Services
Academic Custodial Services provides quality cleaning services using environmentally sustainable high performance products and processes to support Facilities Management’s stewardship of the campus community. Academic Custodial Services has used internationally certified Green Seal products for industrial/institutional cleaners for approx. 5 years. All general products used by ACS are Green Seal 37 certified including SE 64 (neutral general purpose cleaner), SE 61 (Glass/Surface cleaner), and SE 80 (multiuse non-heavy metal containing floor finish). ACS has reduced chemical product inventories from sixty plus products in 2000 to twenty in 2006 with three main cleaning products used as the back bone of the daily operation.
Facilities Management (FM) supports Western Washington University’s academic mission through the planning, development, maintenance and operation of Western’s facilities and grounds. This support is accomplished through leadership, teamwork, and our commitment to quality customer service for the Western Washington University community.
Sustainability Representatives Program
Led by Office of Sustainability staff and residence halls’ Sustainability Representatives, this program’s foremost goal is to involve residents in creating a sustainable living on campus. Small everyday actions have a collective, noticeable impact and serve as examples to other members of campus.
WWU’s Sustainable Transportation Office: Provides assistance to the WWU community with alternative transportation information, supports Student Transportation, is a campus resource for sustainable transportation news and information, is a liaison between WWU, WTA and other transportation-related community groups, and fulfills the requirements of the state Commute Trip Reduction Act.
WWU Sustainability Committee
The WWU Sustainability Committee was created in April of 2005 to further WWU’s strategic goal of campus sustainability. The Sustainability Committee is composed of faculty, staff and students, who share a desire to protect local and global ecology, uphold social equity, create economic vitality, and maintain human health.