Monday, July 1, 2013

WWU makes the news: sustainability and water

Gerald and Carolyn, the EOHS GEF Team, (photo from the GEF Facebook page)

I was listening to KPLU this morning as I was getting ready for work when I was happily surprised to hear a story about Western titled: "WWU to become largest public college in U.S. to ban bottled water." The story also featured Carolyn Bowie, from Students for Sustainable Water, who is also part of the Green Energy Fee Grant sponsored  project team that is working on the Environmental Outreach Hydration Station Project that will be located in Wilson Library.

I am continually impressed by the great things our students are doing to make Western and the world at large a better place, and so hearing this story was a really nice way to start the day. Check it out for yourself here. (And, for a great film that explores the multiple negative social, health, and environmental impacts of bottled water, check out Tapped from Western Libraries.)

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