|Submission Date||Feb. 6, 2013|
Western Washington University
ER-T2-4: Themed Housing
ResRAP Coordinator Assistant
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:
A brief description of the themed housing, including name(s) and descriptions of theme(s):
WWU's Mathes Residence Hall emerged victorious in Western's fifth annual (2012-2012)'Go for the Green Competition' Mathes' Eco Reps instituted 18 programs focused around sustainability and the hall reduced its electricity consumption by 15% and landfill waste by 34.4%
Mathes Hall set a new Go for the Green record by getting 100% of their residents to sign the Green Pledge; a pledge to reduce the temperature in their dorm rooms and to limit water consumption.
The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
The total number of residents in themed housing. :
2011 is the first year of sustainability-themed housing for the new Buchanan Towers east-wing addition (BTA). All residents in BTA will be a part of sustainability programming including a "Green Features" guide to BTA, digital sustainability signage, an alternative transportation student attendant, on-site bike repair shop, floor competitions for energy use, connection with the WWU Outdoor Education Learning Site, a sustainability council, and other features. BTA will be marketed to older, returning students with a desire to have sustainability infuse both their academics and social lives.
The residents of the BTA will most likely learn about sustainability but nothing is required of them to be applied.
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