Western Washington University Sweater Days partners with many groups on campus to further this energy conservation awareness and action campaign. Those partners include:
Ragfinery is a nonprofit training business and textile reuse center in downtown Bellingham, WA. They collect unwanted garments and textiles and determine creative reuse value to keep the material out of landfills. Community involvement and purchases of fabric, supplies, and products from their retail shop help protect the environment, support local jobs, and promote a sustainable local economy. As an upcycling project the Western Office of Sustainability purchased a bulk lot of old WTA sweaters from the Ragfinery and patched the holes where the WTA logo used to be. These are now the offices “Agents of Change” sweaters. As part of the Office of Sustainability Sweater Days program, the office also purchased sweaters that are no longer wearable from the Ragfinery to cut out letters that spell “Sweater Days” which the staff sewed on to the backs of the WTA sweaters for the Sweater Days photo shoot. These pictures and sweaters will be featured on the Office of Sustainability Sweater Days poster.
The Western Gallery provides diverse experiences in the visual arts for its constituencies, encompassing the University community and region while providing a point of reference to the national and international art scene. Through historical, contemporary and experimental art exhibitions, through the outdoor collection of contemporary sculpture, through publications and through interpretative interdisciplinary programs, the Western Gallery is committed to creating an environment for learning. The gallery acts as a center for discussion and exchange of ideas on critical issues in contemporary art. The Western Gallery recognizes its role in expanding its audience's awareness of the visual arts as central to the dynamic and pluralistic nature of our society.
Western Libraries are integral to student success at Western Washington University. We serve students, faculty, and staff by providing top notch information resources, high quality library services, and technologically enabled spaces to support learning and scholarship.
Partners By Name
- WWU Facilities Management: The Steam Plant
- Environmental and Sustainability Programs Office (ESP)
- WWU Society for Photographic Education Student Club
- Western Gallery
- Western Libraries