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Below are sustainability-related news items throughout the Western Washington University and Bellingham-area. These items correspond to Sustainability Awards.


Nominations open for Western Sustainability Awards

May 21, 2013 |
Western Today
The Office of Sustainability and Western Washignton University administration have opened nominations for the third annual 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

November 1, 2012 |
Western Today
Five recipients were given 2012 Western Sustainability Awards at the second annual ceremony during Sustainability Week. The awards honor the Western community's commitment to achieve sustainability and celebrate the efforts of various individuals, groups, programs or projects that make important contributions to Western sustainability. Eleven individuals and groups were nominated for activities in the areas of academics, operations and student life.

Environmental Education

October 22, 2012 |
The AS Review
This week, students will have the opportunity to participate in a series of events geared towards learning about what they can do to work towards a greener future. Several environmental groups at Western are collaborating to put on Sustainability Week, which will feature a different sustainability themed event each day.

Allison Gannett to highlight annual Sustainability Week

October 10, 2012 |
Western Today
Allison Gannett, an award-winning global cooling consultant and world-champion extreme freeskier, will speak at the Western Sustainability Awards ceremony Oct. 25 at the culmination of Sustainability Week at Western Washington University.

Sustainability Awards nominations accepted through Oct. 10

September 27, 2012 |
Western Today
To honor the Western Washington University community's commitment and efforts to achieve sustainability, the Office of Sustainability and Western administration will recognize and celebrate the achievements of three individuals, groups, programs or projects that make important contributions to "Western Sustainability."

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

October 28, 2011 |
Western Today
Recipient of the 2011 Sustainability Award in Operations, presented by Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs, Rich Van Den Hul : Academic Custodial Services

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

October 28, 2011 |
The Western Front
Efforts to ionize tap water for cleaning, buy local food for Western's students and positively impact urban development were the focus as Western's Office of Sustainability hosted its first annual Sustainability Awards Thursday, Oct. 27.

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

October 27, 2011 |
Western Today
The first-ever Western Sustainability Awards will be handed out this evening 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

October 27, 2011 |
The Western Front
Western's Office of Sustainability will host the first Sustainability Awards to recognize community efforts to reduce environmental impact at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. The 2011 Sustainability Awards is one of the main events of Western's Sustainability Week, Oct. 24- 28.

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

October 21, 2011 |
Western Today
A handful of events will be held throughout campus Oct. 24 to 28 as Western Washington University celebrates its achievements in sustainability during Sustainability Week 2011.

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

October 11, 2011 |
Western Today
To honor the Western Washington University community's commitment and efforts to achieve sustainability, the Office of Sustainability and the administration at Western will recognize with its first annual Sustainability Awards the achievements of four individuals, groups, programs or projects that make important contributions to "Western Sustainability."