Local News: Sustainability Awards
Below are sustainability-related news items throughout the Western Washington University and Bellingham-area. These items correspond to Sustainability Awards.
Nominations now open for 2015 Western Sustainability Awards
Nominations will be received through Oct. 14, and nomination forms can be accessed on the Western Sustainability Awards webpage. Winners will be recognized at a campus celebration on Oct. 22. Past winners include: AMSEC Solar Project Team, receiving an Award in Academics for creating innovative work on improving the efficiency of luminescent solar concentrators, and being awarded a $970,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's SOLAR program to further this research. Miller Hall Renovation Team, receiving an Award in Operations for gaining Western's first LEED Gold Certification for a campus building, and creating a 30-percent drop in electricity use and a 40-percent drop in Miller Hall heating use through the project. Energy Savings Company Project Team, receiving an Award in Operations for creating a campus-wide energy and water conservation project spanning 28 buildings, netting a yearly savings of $230,000 rising to $370,000 annually in 10 years. Students for Sustainable Water, receiving an Award in Student Life for initiating an effort to address the issue of bottled water on campus and drafting an advisory student ballot initiative for the removal of bottled water from campus. Gary Bornzin, receiving an Award in Lifetime Achievement for being a voice for sustainability education for decades and acting as one of the first sustainability educators to emerge on campus.
Nominations open for Western Sustainability Awards
The awards honor the Western community's commitment to achieve sustainability and celebrates the efforts of individuals, groups, programs or projects that make important contributions to "Western Sustainability." Nominations will be taken in the areas of academics, operations and student life. The awards selection committee may also award special "Community Connection" and "Lifetime Achievement" recognitions. Nominations will be received through June 21, and nomination forms can be accessed on the Western Sustainability Awards webpage.
Western recognizes campus sustainability efforts
Allison Gannett to highlight annual Sustainability Week
Sustainability Awards nominations accepted through Oct. 10
WWU's second annual Sustainability Awards are your chance to highlight endeavors that are moving the university toward national leadership in sustainability.
First-ever Western Sustainability Awards presented on campus
Recipient of the 2011 Sustainability Award in Academics, presented by Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Steve Vanderstaay: Victor Nolet, Professor of Secondary and K-12 Education, Woodring College of Education.
Sustainability awards highlight eco-service
The awards recognized faculty, student and community efforts to encourage sustainable lifestyle choices. Sustainability Coordinator Seth Vidaña said the idea for the awards stemmed from a lack of community knowledge of sustainability efforts.
"[The Office of Sustainability] realized that sustainability was happening in all corners of the university, but it was really hard to tell everybody everything that was going on," Vidaña said. "We needed to have better communication and highlighting of our efforts."
First-ever Western Sustainability Awards to be presented tonight on campus
Sarah Stoner, Simon Fraser University's sustainability coordinator, and Dale Mikkelsen, director of development for the SFU Community Trust, will speak. Stoner's and Mikkelsen's keynote address will detail SFU's campus sustainability practices and projects. They will affirm and honor the WWU community for their commitment to sustainable practices and inspire them to continue investing campus sustainability.
ONLINE: Event to honor sustainability efforts
Office of Sustainability Program Assistant Lauren Squires said student projects, innovative research, curriculum development, and community work will qualify applicants for recognition.
Earth-friendly events to celebrate Sustainability Week at WWU Oct. 24-28
The week-long series of events will highlight some of the most exciting aspects of the WWU campus, including student advocacy, local food in the dining halls and sustainability in the curriculum. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to explore different avenues for action and involvement within Western Sustainability.
Western to bestow first-ever Sustainability Awards, nominations due Oct. 21
RECOGNITION & HONORS |
SUSTAINABLE ACTION FUND
THE OUTBACK FARM | RESRAP PROGRAM
SUSTAINABLE OFFICE CERTIFICATION
SWEATER DAYS | VIKING SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE | ENERGY & CLIMATE
TRANSPORTATION | WASTE
BUILT ENVIRONMENT | FOOD | WATER
CLEANING | GROUNDS | PURCHASING
HUXLEY | URBAN TRANSITIONS STUDIO
CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY PLANNING STUDIO
RESEARCH | SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS