Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Western Washington University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Peg Godwin
General Manager
Western Associated Students Bookstore
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

In the fall of 2010, Western AS Bookstore, purchased 10,000 reusable and imprinted bags to give away to customers. Our customers included all of our 2300 online textbook orders. The idea was that we would reduce the number of plastic bags dispensed as well as encourage our customers to reuse their new bags. This is evident as the bags can be seen on the shoulders of our students, faculty and staff all over campus. We know they are being put to good use. The bookstore has been coordinating efforts with Western’s Office of Sustainability towards becoming a fully sustainable campus retail business.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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