Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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Western Washington University
ER-T2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Seth Vidaña
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

In 2009, as part of the “Western Reads” program Western distributed The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan to all incoming freshman. The text was subsequently incorporated into curriculum for multiple courses across campus. Omnivore’s Dilemma discusses material relevant to sustainability topics such as organic farming, local and organic food promotion, and the harmful nature of industrial food production. “Western Reads” is a campus-wide reading program sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs that is designed to promote intellectual engagement, a greater sense of community, and generate conversation within the student body as a whole.

The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
The Omnivore's Dilemma

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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