|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 6, 2013|
Western Washington University
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events
|0.25 / 0.25||
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
A brief description of the event(s):
WWU hosts 'Sustainability Week' in October every year and 'Earth Week' in April every year. Both of these events are campus-wide and focus on students, as well as faculty and staff. In June 2011 Western hosted the national Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) conference. Western hosts smaller sustainability events on a regular basis as well, and events with sustainability themes. Some of these events include a presentation by Mia Burke, transportation planner and author who shares the advantages of riding bicycles; the Trash Fashion show, where Western partners with local non-profit organization ReSources to creatively reuse waste materials for education; and multiple campus walk-and-talk tours that exhibit and explain Western’s commitment to sustainability lifestyles, new research, and implementation.
The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:
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