Thursday, May 29, 2014

Celebrate the Library's Hydration Station! Friday morning! TEN A.M.

The library now has its very own Hydration Station, thanks to the Green Energy Fee.  Better than that there is an entire wall of information about sustainability at Western, and an assortment of books and videos on related topics.  On this Friday, May 30, at 10:00 we will have an official ribbon cutting to mark the event.  The station is in the Learning Commons, Wilson Library 2, near the Tutoring Center.  We hope to see you there!

FREE showing of the film Dam Nation on campus TONIGHT at WWU

 FREE MOVIE ON CAMPUS! Students for Renewable Energy and Students for Sustainable Water are proud to bring the highly praised movie, DamNation, to campus! It will be on Thursday May 29th in VU552 at 7pm. It's an amazing film about dam removal throughout the United States, including our local Elwha dam.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Sustainability Round Table

The American Library Association is the major organization for librarians in the U.S.  Their newest forum is the Sustainability Round Table.  You can find them on Facebook too.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bill McKibben on campus May 17!

Bill McKibben, one of America's best-known environmentalists, will present “350: The Most Important Number in the World,” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage on the Western Washington University Campus.

If you don't know about him, and why you should want to hear him speak, read all about it here.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bike to Work and School Day tomorrow!

If you bike (or walk or skateboard or scooter) to Western on Friday be on the lookout for the
Celebration Stations where people will be handing out cookies, coffee, bagels, and assorted bike-related swag to encourage people to find other ways to get to work rather than the dreaded Single Occupancy Vehicle.  This is a great chance to pump up your tires and show your enthusiasm for sustainability!  There will be more than 20 stations around the city, including one in Red Square and one at the Student Recreation Center.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Full Circle Western Sustainability Film Festival is THIS WEEK!

Western Full Circle Sustainability Film Festival starts THIS WEEK (May 12-15) with films being shown at both the Pickford Film Center and at Western Libraries in the Library Presentation Room (WL 164). The film Samsara will open the festival at the Pickford Film Center on 5/12 with a reception at 5pm, and all films in the series will begin at 6pm.

The film festival also presents an opportunity to conect with community members, interest groups, and Western students, faculty and staff to discuss the important topics highlighted by these films. The film events are open to everyone and include a free raffle with prizes from Backcountry Essentials. All films are free with the exception of Samsara, which is free to the first 50 WWU students who present their student ID cards.

Panel discussions will follow each film, and panelists include a variety of students, faculty, staff, and community members. For additional information, check out the Facebook event page, or contact

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Sustainability Wall is Here!

Breaking Library NEWS! Located in Wilson 2 across from the Tutoring Center, The Green Energy Fee Grant Program-sponsored project originally conceived in April 2012 is FINALLY nearing completion! 

Western Libraries and Students for Sustainable Water originally joined forces to create a Sustainability Resource Wall + water bottle refilling station. At last our project dreams are almost a reality! Check back soon for the bookshelf to be filled with sustainability-themed library materials...

Thursday, May 1, 2014