|Submission Date||Feb. 6, 2013|
Western Washington University
ER-T2-1: Student Group
Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:
The name and a brief description of each student group:
WWU hosts a number of sustainability-focused student groups including Students for Renewable Energy, Students for Sustainable Food, Students for Sustainable Water, Students for Sustainable and Edible Landscaping, and others. Western’s Environmental & Sustainability Programs (ESP) is the umbrella organization for all of our sustainability-focused groups on campus.
The collective purpose of ESP is first and foremost to create and sustain collaborative dialogue, concepts, and applicable ideas that work to contribute toward positive resolutions for environmental issues. In addition to sustaining dialogue, ESP is invested in promotional events and publications that inspire new contributions from the student body and actively engage a diverse audience.
List up to 4 notable recent activities or accomplishments of student group(s):
1.) Western Animal Rights Network (WARN)
WARN is a student run group of Western Washington University. WARN strives to end all animal cruelty and exploitation through education, outreach and lobbying
2.) Students for Carbon Pricing (SCP)
The purpose of this club is to work towards placing an initiative on the statewide ballot in 2012 that would implement a tax on carbon in the state of Washington. Implementation of such a tax would be a major step forward in the fight against climate change.
3.)Students for Sustainable Water (SSW)
This club provides the opportunity for students to have a place to come together to focus on sustainable drinking water options. They have recently been funded through the WWU Green Fee Program and are advocating a plastic water bottle free campus.
4.) WWU Hybrid Team
This club is to get students more involved with the automotive program here at Western and for the program to continue to be one of the top programs in the nation. They are working on two cars that were built here at Western by students, to improve on them throughout the year.
List other student groups that address sustainability:
The website URL where information about student group(s) is available:
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