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Office of Sustainability Staff

Seth Vidaña, Campus Sustainability Manager

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Seth.Vidana@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 25 | 360.650.2491

Seth has been working as Campus Sustainability Manager since 2007, and advancing sustainability issues since 1993. As a M.Ed student, he created the Office of Sustainability, and has since led the development of many of Western's current sustainability programs. Seth formed the Northwest Higher Education Sustainability Consortium in 2010 to provide avenues for collaboration between northwest Washington institutions. Seth is a trail-runner, native bee keeper, bike commuter, and purveyor of backyard film screenings. He would love to hear your ideas on how we can make Western a national leader in campus sustainability.

Alyssa Mac Donald, Green Energy Fee Grant Program Outreach Coordinator

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Alyssa.MacDonald@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 24

Alyssa actively spreads the word and raises awareness about the Green Energy Fee Grant Program through various outreach services such as presentations, tabling, and other events throughout campus.  Alyssa is a senior at Western majoring in Geography and minoring in GIS & Spanish. She aspires to work in Latin America primarily with the environmental, geographic and social aspects of their inhabitants and resources.

>> Green Energy Fee Grant Program

Carol Berry, Campus Conservation & Sustainable Transportation Program Manager

Carol.Berry@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 24 | 360.650.7979

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On Western's staff since 1994, Carol was instrumental in developing the Sustainable Transportation office, incorporating Student and Employee Transportation programs, and housed with the Office of Sustainability. She has been active in Community transportation issues since 1999, serving on the City of Bellingham Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory committee, and the Whatcom Council of Governments Community Transportation Advisory group. Carol is currently implementing the Sustainable Office Certification program, an element of Western's Climate Action Plan. A graduate of Scripps College, Claremont, CA, in 1979, with a BA in Fine Arts, Carol believes that making and understanding how everyday items are made are keys to sustainability, and that hand-made goods have an important place in the future of local living economies. She is a member of the Whatcom Weaver's Guild and the Bellingham Textile Project steering committee.


>> 10x12 Program
>> Green Office Tools
>> Sustainable Office Certification
>> Sweater Days
>> Sustainable Transportation
>> Lunch & Learn

Charlie Ayers, Zero Waste Coordinator

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Charlie.Ayers@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 24 | 360.650.4924

Since joining the Office of Sustainability in 2013, Charlie has been working to reduce Western's waste by raising individual awareness regarding consumption and trash sorting practices. As Zero Waste Coordinator, she does this by educating students, organizing waste audits, collecting weekly trash production data and collaborating with campus clubs, organizations, students and staff to redirect waste to be reused, composted or recycled. Charlie is attending Fairhaven College at WWU with plans to get an interdisciplinary major in Sustainability and Social Justice. She is passionate about the environment, especially in the way society interacts with it.

>> Zero Waste Western
>> Waste Audits

Destinee Halverson, Campus Conservation/Sustainable Office Certification Outreach Assistant

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Destinee.Halverson@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 24 | 360.650.4585

Destinee works to create awareness about sustainability and green living with the faculty and students of Western. She helps organize events around campus to reach out to the community of Western and promote healthy and sustainable behavioral changes. Destinee is involved with the offices around campus to encourage change that benefits the environment and maximizes sustainable living at Western. Through the Sustainable Office Certification Program, she strives to certify offices when they make sustainable changes and reach their green living goals. Destinee is currently a sophomore studying Communication Sciences and Disorders and Anthropology. She invites everyone to come join her for a conversation in the Learning Commons on Tuesday mornings and so she can show you how to mend a sweater, and mend the planet!


>> Sustainable Office Certification
>> Conversations In Common
>> Sustainablitiy Expo
>> Clothing Swap
>> Sweater Days

Jacquelyn Stenman, Campus Conservation/Sustainable Office Certification Outreach Assistant

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Jacquelyn.Stenman@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 24 | 360.650.4585

Jacquelyn works to create a more sustainable Western by reaching out to the offices on campus and help them to become aware of sustainability. She strives to promote behavioral changes in the workplace in order to achieve a more energy efficient environment, and certify offices at different levels when they reach specific goals. Her goal is to get all of the offices on campus certified, and to assist offices in reaching the platinum level. Jacquelyn is currently a junior majoring in Environmental Science! Last year she lived in the Sustainable Energy Efficient Dorm pilot room, a Green Energy Fee project on campus. Go check it out in Buchanan Towers!


>> Sustainable Office Certification
>> Conversations In Common
>> Sustainablitiy Expo
>> Clothing Swap
>> Sweater Days

Kellen Erb, Residents' Resource Awareness Program (ResRAP) Intern

Kellen Erb

Kellen.Erb@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 25

As an intern for ResRAP, Kellen works with the ResRAP Coordinator and Assistant to increase sustainability awareness on campus by assisting with events, the ResRAP newsletter, and working closely with Eco Reps. Kellen is a Freshman and is an Eco Rep for Kappa this year. She is planning to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Sustainable Design.

>> ResRAP

Maddie Gavigan Martin, Resident's Resource Awareness Program (ResRAP) Assistant

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ResRAPAsst@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 24 | 360.650.4585

ResRAP is an environmental education approach to sustainable living on campus. As the ResRAP Assistant it is Maddie's job to work directly with the Hall Council Eco Reps. These Eco Reps are advocates for sustainable living within the nine residence communities on campus. Maddie, along with the ResRAP Coordinator, provide an educational foundation and abundant resources for Eco Reps to develop their own path to sustainable living and peer-to-peer education. ResRAP works to not only develop a sense of stewardship, but also instill leadership within the Eco Reps and throughout the residence communities.

Maddie is a sophomore at Western pursuing a degree in Environmental Science with an interest in all things terrestrial and spacial. She was an Eco Rep from 2012-2013 and is now the Program Assistant for the 2013-2014 academic year.

>> ResRAP

Maria Szaro, Research Assistant

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Maria.Szaro@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 24 | 360.650.4575

Masha has joined OS in October 2013 as a Research Assistant. Her responsibilities varies depending on projects assigned by her supervisor. She started by helping organizing the WAHESC 2013 conference, and conducting research on electric vehicles for WWU facilities’ purchase. She assists Seth Vidana with his Campus Sustainability Planning Studio (CSPS) course by coordinating relations between students, staff and faculty. Masha is also in charge of Sustainability Graduation Pledge (SGP) event happening annually at the end of spring quarter. Contact Masha for any questions concerning the CSPS class or Graduation Pledge.

Reports To: Seth Vidaña

Patrick Schmidt, Graphic Designer

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Patrick.Schmidt@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 24

Patrick is the in house Graphic Designer for the Office of Sustainability. He designs identity and media promotions for the Office. Patrick is currently pursuing a degree in Design from Western Washington University. He feels that through the office of sustainability, he can help others to become stewards of the earth and live an examined life. You can view more of his work at patkschmidtportfolio.tumblr.com.

Ryan Hachtel, Webmaster

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Ryan.Hachtel@wwu.edu
Viking Commons 24

Ryan maintains and updates the Office of Sustainability website along with the ResRAP and Sweater Days websites. He also works alongside Patrick on Social Media plans for the office. He is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science, a certificate in Web Programming, and a minor in Political Science. He believes that technology can be a great tool to help educate people on sustainable practices and concepts.

Sadie Normoyle, Green Energy Fee Education Coordinator

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AS.GreenFee@wwu.edu
Viking Union 424 | 360.650.6129

Sadie works to educate and inform the campus community about the Green Energy Fee and the wonderful opportunities it provides. The Green Energy Fee (GEF) has a grant program where students, faculty, and staff can apply for grant money to create sustainable projects on campus. The GEF is a wonderful way to make our campus and our community more environmentally friendly. 

Sadie has been involved with the campus sustainability movement at Western for three years now. She is pursuing a degree in Environmental Policy from Huxley and a minor in American Indian Studies. She hopes to one day work with local tribes in regards protecting their land rights and natural resources.

>> Green Energy Fee Grant Program

Victoria Monreal, Office Assistant

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Victoria.Monreal@wwu.edu
Viking Union 424 | 360.650.4575

Victoria’s OS position involves event planning, communications coordination, personnel scheduling, staff support, being a department liaison, and helping the OS office stay organized. She is a senior and is earning an environmental science major and environmental education minor. Her desire to help the environment, and helping people through helping the environment, started when she volunteered in Peru for 9 months, 3 of which she spent in the Amazon Rainforest.  


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