Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.52
Liaison Lindsey MacDonald
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western Washington University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Seth Vidaña
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
OHESC 2016
Carol Berry, Victoria Monreal – Key Note: Experiential learning: Reaching beyond the "sustainability choir" through engaging, fun activities
Seth Vidana – Panel: The Campus Sustainability Planning Studio
Carol Berry – Key Note: Green Certifications: Conservation Engagement & Action tailored to your University

Grace Wang -
Panel: Sustainability's Big Ideas: A Model Strategy for Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum
Seth Vidana – Panel: Effecting Sustainability Beyond Universities: Resilient Communities
Carol Berry – Panel: Sustainability Movements on Campus: Green Pledge, Sweater Days and Residence Hall Energy Conservation
Keiko Bethcher – Panel: Student Leadership in Achieving Sustainability Success
Jillian Trinkaus – Panel: Advancing Sustainable Transportation Practices on Campus to Support Climate Action
Seth Vidana, Susanna Hamilton – Panel: Turning Planning into Action for Radical Success, from Campus-wide Plans to Small Projects
Kellen Erb – Workshop: Peer to Peer Sustainability Education in Your Community
Gwen Larned – Workshop: Creating a Culture of Reuse and Waste Reduction
Wendelin Dunlap: How Your School Can Create Ongoing Environmental Sustainability Projects: LEADing the way and The Theodores
Madeleine Jones - Changing Food Systems to Reduce Environmental Impact
Seth Vidana –Closing Plenary: Planning our Next Steps: Sustaining Sustainability for the Long Haul

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Western's Sustainability Manager is co-chair of the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition. This position was the lead organizer for WAHESC's 2014 conference and is on the planning team for WAHESC's 2017 conference.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
Western has worked with regional universities on several projects, including with the University of Washington on creating new wind capacity for within each of our respective utilities. As well, Western has partnered with several other universities on planning for the Washington higher Education Sustainability Conference for 2017.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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