Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.50
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Central Washington University
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Kane Lemasters
Student
Environmental Science
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Does the institution have one or more active student groups focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of active student groups focused on sustainability:

Currently, there is the Environmental Club and the Cultural and Environmental Resource Managment Association that have focuses on many subsets of environmental issues, including sustainability on campus. Our Student Academic Senate has formed a sustainability committee within student government to bring the issues of campus sustainability.


The website URL where information about the student groups is available (optional):
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Does the institution have gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

There is a small community garden on campus.


The website URL where information about the gardens, farms or agriculture projects is available (optional):
Does the institution have student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes (e.g. cafés through which students gain sustainable business skills)?:
No

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:
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The website URL where information about the student-run enterprises is available (optional):
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Does the institution have sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
No

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives is available (optional):
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Does the institution have conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability:

The 2018-2019 Social Justice and Human Rights Dialogues were centered around the theme of Sustainability. CWU also hosts many Earth Day events in the month of April.


The website URL where information about the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability is available (optional):
Does the institution have cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability:

The Center for the Environment coordinates the development and delivery of environmental education, research, outreach, and leadership programs to better harmonize human-environment relationships. The Center applies an interdisciplinary perspective to understand and communicate the complexity of environmental problems and solutions at multiple scales, from campus to global sustainability. Alongside the Cultural and Environmental Resource Managment Club.


The website URL where information about the cultural arts events, installations or performances is available (optional):
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Does the institution have wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g. that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

The university has what is called Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals. This organization plans many outdoor trips and encourages student outings into our environment.


The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors programs is available (optional):
Does the institution have sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g. choosing a sustainability-related book for common reading)?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

The 2017-2018 Social Justice and Human Rights Dialogues were centered around the theme of Sustainability. CWU also hosts many Earth Day events in the month of April.


The website URL where information about the sustainability-related themes is available (optional):
Does the institution have programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
No

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills programs is available (optional):
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Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the student employment opportunities is available:
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Does the institution have graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
No

A brief description of the graduation pledges:
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The website URL where information about the graduation pledges is available (optional):
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Does the institution have other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

The Center for the Environment coordinates the development and delivery of environmental education, research, outreach, and leadership programs to better harmonize human-environment relationships. The Center applies an interdisciplinary perspective to understand and communicate the complexity of environmental problems and solutions at multiple scales, from campus to global sustainability.


The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available (optional):
Estimated percentage of students (full-time and part-time) that participate annually in sustainability-focused co-curricular education and outreach programs (0-100):
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