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CWU Sustainability


2019-2020 Sustainability Cafes

Next Cafe: End-of-year celebration and Sustainability Champion Awards Ceremony, 5/27, 3pm, Zoom

2019-2020 Sustainability Café Projects:


Poster announcing Spring Sustainability Cafe date and location

2018-2019 Sustainability Cafe Projects

Earth Day sponosored by CWU Operations & Earth Week sponsored by the Central Environmental Club


Education: Infusing Sustainability into Campus Tours and Recruitment

Creation of Sustainability rack card to promote sustainability measures and the sustainability certificate
Create a sustainability tour route including LEED buildings, recycling opportunities in residence halls, bike racks around campus, etc.
Create a quarterly sustainability newsletter

Grounds/Dining: Permaculture Project at Wildcat Neighborhood Farm 

The Food Forest project at the Wildcat Neighborhood Farm is focused on the design and implementation of a perennial, edible landscape that mimics relationships found in nature. We are in phase one of the project, which will eventually culminate in a productive, educational living laboratory.

Grounds: Xeriscape on Campus

Environmental Studies program student, Savannah Fields, is working on implementing xeriscape on campus. She has partnered with CWU Facilities Department and is creating a list of native plants to be used on future landscaping projects on campus. 

Sustainable Investments 

Review and change of the university’s investment practices
Create a CWU student investment fund
Set up investments so that donors can donate to a specific project
Get STARR score up so it can be a good for publicity and getting donors
List investment opportunities on the Sustainability website

Transportation: Bike 2 Campus Day-May 1st, 2019


Waste Management: Waste reduction in Residence Halls

Spring 2019 Sustainability Cafe - April 3rd, 2019



Winter 2019 Sustainability Cafe - Jan 23rd, 2019


Fall 2018 Sustainability Cafe - November 14th, 2018




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