Sustainable Action Fund: Project MUG

Project MUGRent a reusable mug, reduce waste! Project MUG reduces single-use cup waste generated at Western Washington University (Western). A pilot system has been implemented which allows students to check out reusable mugs and return them to the VU Cafe when finished. This page is for the 50 participants taking part in the Fall Quarter Pilot. We hope you enjoy the benefits of the Project MUG program. If the pilot is successful we are hoping Dining Services will adopt the program in 2014. In the meantime, below you will find important dates, and the information that you signed to in the contract.

Important Dates

Start Date: September 23, 2013
End Date (when you return your MUG): December 6, 2013

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Project MUG Participant Contract Fall 2013

By signing this contract, I am entering into an agreement with the Sustainable Action Fund and becoming a participant in the Project MUG Pilot. As a Project MUG participant I understand that:

  1. I must wait in the VU Cafe line to exchange my card or MUG in accordance with Dining Services protocols.
  2. I will turn the MUG's butterfly lid to the open position when returning dirty MUGs.
  3. The replacement cost of a lost or broken MUG is $15.00.
  4. If I lose or break my MUG I will contact the Sustainable Action Fund Coordinator, Nate White at or (360)650-4501.
  5. If I lose my MUG card I will contact the Sustainable Action Fund Coordinator to arrange to receive a new one.
  6. The Fall Pilot end date is Friday, December 6, 2013. I will return my final MUG of the quarter to the VU Café by the end date of the pilot.
  7. I will return my MUG card to a Project MUG team member no later than Friday, December 13, 2013. Via email I will be given instructions on how to return my card when the pilot nears ending.
  8. I will participate in both the beginning and end Project MUG surveys through email or hard-copy.
  9. I certify that the email address and contact information below is correct. I understand I will be contacted if I fail to return my MUG and/or card by the specified date.
  10. My Western Account will be charged the $15.00 MUG replacement cost if I fail to return my MUG and/or card by the specified dates specified above.

I have read and understand the above terms and conditions.



Current Location

SAF Program > Projects > Project MUG


Phone: (360)650-2491

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