- Backyard breeder: Retired Bellingham professor develops promising variety of spring wheat
- Sustainability wall opens in Wilson Library
- Students for Renewable Energy meet with WWU Foundation
- Huxley Spatial Institute develops interactive map of rail lines used to ship crude oil.
- New processing center brings more local produce to Whatcom County schools
- WWU, Ecology team to train future cleanup experts
As a college student, Susannah Edwards toured the Everett Shipyard cleanup site...
- Guest column: Pledge to be sustainable
Western Washington University seniors once again have an opportunity to become more socially and environmentally responsible by signing the Sustainability Graduation Pledge.
- NOVA wins $35,000 for solar window invention
A team of six Western students known as NOVA received a total of $35,000 in the past month from different competition prizes and grants...
- Graduation pledge commits students to environmental responsibility
WWU seniors once again have an opportunity to pledge...
- Expo highlights teams' Green Energy Fee projects
The GEF Program at WWU held its second annual expo May 14 in the Miller Hall...
- County enlists WWU students in disaster planning
In the event of a natural disaster, the ability for individuals and families to take refuge and protect themselves is extremely important.
- Revision of Western’s sustainability plan in the works
Ten Western students are working to create the first Sustainability Action Plan...
- Students protest for clean investing
Five students from the Students for Renewable Energy (SRE) and Divestment group met with President Bruce Shepard Monday, May 19...
- Students use ice blocks to show climate change
Western students were doing more than enjoying the sun at Boulevard Park Wednesday, May 14. Three students were also demonstrating the current climate changes...
- Student research award winners announced
Western Libraries is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of...
- Students to present geology research findings
Western students and faculty are preparing to present their geological studies on a variety of topics, ranging from poverty to tree rings.
- Pipeline expansion concerns council member
A rising demand for power worldwide has resulted in a rapidly expanding industry...
- Plants invade arboretum: Interns needed to map the intruders
Invasive plant species have been a problem in the Sehome Arboretum for several years and a summer student internship is being proposed...
- Pilot project provides students with sustainable, energy-efficient room
A residence in Buchanan Towers is showcasing modern sustainability practices...
- Western leads largest-ever Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
- Alumna gives advice to students seeking jobs within their major
Huxley College of the Environment in 2003. Today she is the green building and smart growth program manager at...
- NOVA Solar Window invention prompts student team to create business
After the shortcomings of Western basketball, it’s comforting that at least one team from Western reached a sweet 16.
- Divestment Teach-In: Letters and Jill MacIntyre Witt
Students for Renewable Energy are asking students to write letters to President Shepard and the foundation board to start divesting from fossil fuels.
- Scientists narrow in on syndrome killing off starfish along Pacific coast
- U.S., Canadian, tribal leaders discuss Salish Sea's environmental, economic concerns
This isn't breaking news, but salmon and orcas don't stop at the border. They don't show passports and clear customs or shop at the duty-free store.
- Recycling program in dorms helps keep Peterson green
Alex Smalldon is a 2011 graduate of Western Washington University.
- Students live in efficient resident hall
In honor of Earth Day, 2 WWU students showed off their eco-friendly resident hall.
- Edens/Higginson wins green residence contest
Every winter quarter, the ResRAP Program at WWU holds "Go for the Green".
- Kenmore student helps WWU team wins $10,000 in Environmental Innovation Challenge
Kenmore resident Sarah O’Sell helped a team of six Western Washington University students win $10,000 for their NOVA Solar Window plan...
- Student group demands university divests from fossil fuel
Western currently invests approximately $2.3 million in the fossil fuel industry.
- Students to pay more for on-campus living
A four percent increase in on-campus housing rates starting this fall will help pay for more sustainable food options, keeping residence halls open during breaks, as well as improving dorm safety.
- Students volunteer with Growing Veterans
Students volunteered with Growing Veterans as part of WWU's Volunteer Week.
- Clubs, Environmental and Sustainability Programs prepare for Earth Week
- Greenest residence hall to be honored April 15
3-5pm in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.
- Outback workshop teaches seed-starting to students
Western students prepare for the spring showers by learning the proper mixture...
- Rain gardens in the works
The construction of 36 rain gardens will help filter water pollution in downtown Bellingham and is set...
- Scientist: Lake Whatcom's problems persist, but are not getting worse
The quality of Lake Whatcom water may have stabilized...
- After 53 'remarkable' years, Mookherjee to retire
In late December, the 12th Asian Urbanization Conference...
- Nonprofits host sustainability workshops, galleries
The weekend of April 4 marked the second year for the Allied Arts of Whatcom...
- New fabric store opens, reuses old material to avoid waste
Ragfinery, a textile recycling center, opened its doors to the public...
- Downtown wins national award
Bellingham’s downtown was recognized as being the eighth best in the nation...
- Outback Farm leaps into spring with planting workshop
Winter is over and the sun is finally out in Bellingham, creating the perfect weather for planting seeds.