Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.92
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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Western Kentucky University
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Vincent Santoro
Graduate Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the event(s):

Each year WKU puts on a massive Earth Day festival, we celebrate Campus Sustainability day with events and guest speakers, we have hosted the regional sustainability conference, we have had multiple film series held on campus as well as hosted guest speakers that focus on sustainability issues.
Events are held to educate about and promote sustainability within the dorms. Some events are treated as competitions between the various dorms, such as the 'Reduce Your Use' competition where dorms competed to have the lowest total energy use for the set period of time. We have also had dinners that are free to the students that focused on the value of local food (100 Mile Dinner) as well as the Legit Dinner which had a Fair Trade theme.
This year we will be holding the Earth Day Festival on April 20th, and look forward to cooperating with the WKU MBA Program, as the students in the program will graduate with a concentration in Sustainability.


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