Western to bestow first-ever Sustainability Awards; nominations due Oct. 21

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:36am
Western Today staff

To honor Western Washington University's commitment and efforts to achieve sustainability, the Office of Sustainability and the administration at Western will recognize with its first annual Sustainability Awards the achievements of four individuals, groups, programs or projects that make important contributions to "Western Sustainability."

Sustainability is part of the mission statement and strategic plan of Western and is exemplified in the university's academics, operations, student life and community connections. Western is recognized for its campus-wide efforts through national rankings such as the Sierra Magazine's Cool School list, the Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes and the EPA's Green Power Partnership. These accomplishments are due to the actions of faculty, staff, students, administrators and neighbors on campus and in the community.

Do you know someone who has helped Western become a sustainability innovator? Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Oct. 21. Entries will be reviewed by the Sustainability Awards Committee and awards presented at a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 27.

The first 10 people to submit a nomination form will receive a free lunch at the Local Eats event in the Viking Commons during Sustainability Week, Oct 24 to 28, made possible by a donation from University Residences.