Sustain ability

“Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability  of future generations to meet their own needs.”

~Brundtland Commission, 1987

For those interested in a full recap of EWU’s First Annual Sustainability Symposium  :)

EWU Sustainability Project , co-hosts of EWU Earth Day 2012 and 2013!

EWU Sustainability Project , co-hosts of EWU Earth Day 2012 and 2013! Stay tuned for Earth Day 2014 coming this April 22nd!!!

The Eastern Washington University Sustainability Project (EWU-SP) is an interdisciplinary team of students, faculty, staff, and community leaders organized and dedicated to promoting sustainability and social justice at Eastern Washington University. Meet some of the core individuals involved in this movement or our wonderful Advisory Board.

Our most active projects right now are:

  • Check out EWU’s Sustainability Events such as EWU Food Day, EWU’s First Annual Sustainability Symposium, and Earth Day!!!
  • The EWU Campus Permaculture Garden located behind the Red Barn on campus will both produce fresh food for use at campus dining facilities and act as an outdoor educational environment that enables people to gain first-hand experience both with the living world and with their local food system. It will also act as a model for how to transition to sustainable water-use practices with campus-wide natural/native landscaping systems and permaculture technique.
  • Developing a model for a Sustainable EWU Dining Services – working to promote healthy, locally-grown, organic foods at EWU dining facilities, reducing the amount of waste produced at these dining facilities by composting food waste, making large reductions in purchases of disposable containers/utensils and switching to biodegradable/compostable materials.
  • Media outreach, including publishing a quarterly newsletter and running a website, artwork and video production, setting up or attending speaking events or conferences, writing public announcements for local radio broadcasts and press releases for written publication, and notifying people of important community events to get involved in.
  • Volunteerism
  • To see what else we’re up to, take a look at our list of current projects.
  • To see how EWU is stepping forward for sustainability initiatives, check out EWU Campus Sustainability.

If you’re interested in helping out, there are lots of things that you could do. Everyone has something to offer. We’d love to have you join us at one of our meetings or events, and share your ideas.

Even if you can’t make it to a meeting right now, feel free to let us know any suggestions or questions  by emailing us or joining in theonline discussions.