12-13: Environmental Sustainability

Western Washington University student Joe Meyer (Economics and Environmental Studies, Seattle) was a member of a team that won “Best Cleantech Idea” and $2,500 in the University of Washington’s Business Plan Challenge.

“The project is a lot of what Huxley [College…

Western Washington University and the City of Bellingham are partnering to sponsor the sixth annual “WWU Moveout Madness” event in several neighborhoods near the university on June 10 through 14.

This program will target neighborhoods with high student populations, including…

Western Washington University students, staff and faculty interested in participating in the 2013 Viking Supported Agriculture program can sign up now.

The VSA is Western's Community Supported Agriculture program, bringing students, staff and faculty in contact with Whatcom and…

The Office of Sustainability is presenting the results of Western’s standing in the national Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS) framework created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education at 4 p.m. June 5 in Academic Instructional Center Room 204…

The Green Energy Fee Awards Expo will take place at 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at Western Washington University’s Academic West Sky Bridge.

The event is free, open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Western’s President Bruce Shepard will introduce the…

Chris Hadley, a facilities engineer at Western Washington University, will talk about the universe of building systems, heating, ventilation and refrigeration at Western from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, in Wilson Library Room 165.

During his talk, Hadley will discuss ways to reduce…

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Environmental Science Andy Bunn will take two students to the Siberian Arctic this summer as part of The Polaris Project, an international research project that started in 2008 to look at how global climate change is affecting the Arctic.…

Since the Sustainability Academy formed in 2009 at Western Washington University, much has changed. The campus now has a course offering in sustainability literacy that introduces first- and second-year students to the multidisciplinary aspects of systems and integrative thinking. In addition,…

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities plans to continue to highlight examples of successful stormwater management in Whatcom and Skagit Counties with a June 3 tour of the stormwater treatment system for the Western Washington University's south campus. The purpose of these tours is to…

Western Washington University assistant professor of chemistry John Gilbertson has been awarded a prestigious five-year, $470,000 Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for his research into breaking down harmful greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and…

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