Faculty can get involved in campus sustainability in a number of ways:
- Connect with other faculty who teach about sustainability through the Faculty Sustainability Academy.
- Learn about the Sustainability-Related Courses and Degrees that Western offers.
- Get involved with the Sustainable Action Fund by taking on a campus sustainability
project in your class or send us your ideas on how to make the campus more sustainable.
- Encourage your department to become a part of the Sustainable Office Certification Program.
- Walk, bike, ride the bus or share a ride to work to support Sustainable Employee Transportation.
- Become a part of the Western Sustainability Committee.
- Connect your students to Campus Sustainability Events.
The Faculty Sustainability Academy (FSA) is composed of faculty members from different colleges and disciplines who meet voluntarily to discuss strategies for furthering sustainability education on Western's campus. Early members of FSA composed and released a survey to ascertain how many members of the faculty at Western are invested in sustainability curriculum. Results from this survey indicated approximately 150 faculty either teach sustainability curriculum in their classes or have professional interest in sustainability education.
The Sustainable Action Fund (SAF) is a student-initiated, quarterly fee paid by all Western Washington University students to reduce the campus' environmental impact and engage the campus community in environmental awareness.
The SAF provides funding to innovative, student-driven projects focused on promoting experiential learning opportunities and sustainable practices at Western Washington University. The SAF is managed by the Office of Sustainability and the AS Environmental and Sustainability Programs. Students, staff and faculty are all eligible to apply for grant funding. Projects funded through the Sustainable Action Fund aim to:
Looking for project ideas? We have a few! Check out our list of Small Project Ideas for some great ideas to get you started.
Sustainable Office Certification reduces costs, protects the environment, conserves resources and promotes fairness, safety and health. The program supports actions and provides a simple way of measuring efforts that happen at the office level. Participating Offices are recognized for their level of achievement, as a way of showing thanks and appreciation for measurement of work well done.
Join The Trend! 45% of WWU employees use an alternative to driving alone to work at least once per week.
The WWU Sustainability Committee was created in April of 2005 to further WWU's strategic goal of campus sustainability. The Sustainability Committee is composed of faculty, staff and students, who share a desire to protect local and global ecology, uphold social equity, create economic vitality, and maintain human health.
Western Sustainability Calendar:
Get Involved In...
- Faculty Sustainability Academy
- Sustainability-Related Courses and Degrees
- Sustainable Action Fund
- Sustainable Office Certification Program
- Sustainable Employee Transportation
- Western Sustainability Committee
- Campus Sustainability Events