environment

The SORTS team at Western Washington University will be auditing campus waste from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in Red Square.

The SORTS project was created to increase the diversion of compostable and recyclable materials on campus through the placement of four, four-part…

Every year, dozens of students, staff and faculty at Western Washington University work with the Sustainable Action Fund Grant Program to help Western achieve its sustainability goals. From 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in the Academic Instructional Center Skybridge…

The Office of Sustainability at Wesrtern Washington University recognized three offices for certification in the Underground Coffeehouse in the Viking Union on May 10.

The Western Associated Student Bookstore, the Underground Coffeehouse and Dining Services Viking Commons…

All good outbreaks run their course. A community perishes or perseveres. And purple sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus) off the Oregon coast have picked survival. They’re mounting an epic comeback, after a sea-star wasting disease decimated the marine animals in 2014. It’s no secret that…

The offices at Western Washington University to most recently earn certification from the WWU Office of Sustainability will be celebrated at a special event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the Underground Coffeehouse in the Viking Union.

The awards presentation will begin at 3:30…

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Environmental Geography Andy Bach will discuss his research exploring the relationship between historical vegetation changes in the Ozette Prairies, Olympic National Park, and human use of this region. “Archival Evidence for Historical…

Yoshiki Yamagata of Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies will describe his work in global sustainability and urban resilience at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2 in Fraser Hall 201 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public…

Electric bikes are now available for commuting or university business. Thanks to a Sustainable Action Fund grant, three Viking eBikes (electric assist bicycles) are available to students, faculty and staff for loan periods ranging from one hour up to an academic quarter.

Those…

Four power-producing bicycles were installed in the Wade King Student Recreation Center this past week, thanks to the student-initiated grant project, RECycling Your Power, funded by a Sustainable Action Fund grant.

The project purchased two upright bikes and two recumbent…

Bellingham has been ranked No. 1 for cleanest metropolitan areas in the United States for ozone air pollution.

However, when walking through this gorgeous city it’s not hard to notice the scattered debris. Cans and bottles, cigarette butts, and just plain trash can be seen anywhere.…

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