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Western Sustainability

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Western Washington University strives to be a national leader in campus sustainability.

From our commitment to renewable energy and waste reduction to sustainability-minded courses and Western's Sustainability Committee, WWU incorporates sustainability into many areas of campus operations and academics.

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Goals & Commitments

Climate
Climate Neutrality by 2050
Food
Zero Waste Western
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10% Utility Reduction by the end of 2012
Food
20% Real Food by 2020

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Recognition & Honors

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"Best Outreach Campaign" from Puget Sound Energy
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Peace Corps: Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges
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WSRA Higher Education Recycler of the Year
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EPA Green Energy List
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Sierra Club's Coolest Schools

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Governance

Sustainability Committee
The WWU Sustainability Committee was created in April of 2005 to further WWU's strategic goal of 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.

Faculty Sustainability Academy
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.

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Reports

The 2010-2011 Western Sustainability Report contains a representation of sustainability initiatives, projects, and curriculum from departments, offices, and organizations across campus.

2010-2011 report

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Green Map *Beta*

Find out about Western's sustainability features by viewing the beta version of the Western "Green Map".

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