Local News: Sweater Days
Below are sustainability-related news items throughout the Western Washington University and Bellingham-area. These items correspond to Sweater Days.
Textile workshop stitches sewing and sustainability together
Wanting to start off early this year in fall quarter, Western student Jacquelyn Stenman of the Office of Sustainability said that they wanted something related to clothes like their winter quarter program “Sweater Days.” “One of our themes of Sweater Days is ‘You have the power’, so we’re trying to show people that they have the power to mend their clothes,” Stenman said. Stenman continued, saying that they like to define sustainability as a mix of economic, environment and social sustainability. Stenman decribes social sustainability as being able to take care of yourself and making sure that there equity amongst all different kinds of people.
Western wins award from PSE for Best Outreach Campaign
Western Washington’s “Sweater Days,” “Power Down,” and “Go for the Green” behavioral campaigns were called out as specific examples for the award. All three campaigns are managed by Western’s Office of Sustainability.
First Upcycling Clothing Swap set for Friday
You’ll receive tickets for each item donated. These tickets can then be spent at the Upcycling Clothing Swap from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb 28, in the VU Multipurpose Room.
Warmth without the waste: Western's Office of Sustainability asks campus to bundle up to save energy
"I'm not hanging up until you put on that sweater!" scolds a granny in a cream-colored cardigan.
Sweater Days last throughout winter quarter
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