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Nature Writing MFA and MA

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

The Nature Writing MFA and M.A. analyze the human development of nature writing and explore the progression of the anthropocene and environmental writing. Western's program is low-residency and ...

  • Posted May 22, 2019
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Renewable Energy Fee

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Optional fees include Mountaineer Field House ($200), Renewable Energy ($30) and Scholarly Activity ($20).


SGA Sustainability Fund

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

The Sustainability Fund Committee is requesting proposals from students for projects that support and enhance promote sustainability at Western State Colorado University. Each year, full-time students are assessed $4.50 ...


Transitioning “Upward” When “Downstream” Efforts Are Insufficient

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

This article presents the results of a social marketing campaign to encourage individuals to compost at a university dining facility. Downstream efforts were less effective than desired in changing behavior ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Western State Colorado University Role in Advancing SDGs- Road Map to Institutionalizing Zero Waste

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Higher education plays critical roles in the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More specifically, higher education should strategically strive in its physical operations in advancing the ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Peruse the Used; Campus Thrift Shop and Move out Program

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

At the beginning of the year students come to campus with carloads of excessive 'must have' college products. These items often have a short lifespan with their student as space ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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HEASC Best Practices in First Year Experiences in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Clemson University (SC)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Western Colorado University (CO)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

Want to learn about best practices in First Year Experience (FYE) programs in sustainability? Need resources and ideas to develop an FYE program in sustainability? Interested in finding out what ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Cold is no Excuse! Campus Sustainability in Cold Climates

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Western State Colorado University is committed to sustainability throughout campus. WSCU is situated in Gunnison, CO., a unique valley that experiences extremely cold temperatures. Sub-zero temperatures are not uncommon on ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Alternative Utilization of Non-Recyclable Plastics for Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Gunnison, Colorado

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Plastic have become part of our everyday lives and are seen everywhere in the environment. Despite campaigns to promote the concept of 'reduce, reuse and recycle', tons of waste ends ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Bridging the Gap- Creating a culture of engagement between undergraduate and graduate students in sustainability efforts.

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Come learn how Western State Colorado University (WSCU) involved a new Environmental Management graduate program in boosting campus sustainability efforts. Graduate and undergraduate students were integrated through two main strategies ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Students as Change-makers: Engagement and Innovation for Small, Underfunded, Public Institutions

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

How do you increase student engagement with campus sustainability initiatives, develop a sustainability plan when administrators have more pressing obligations, and implement it with next-to-no budget or dedicated staffing? These ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Beyond Sustainability: Fostering Resilience

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Organizations that are not actively crafting and implementing a Sustainability Strategic Plan (SSP) will not be equipped to effectively serve their clients and employees in the future. Emerging challenges such ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bridging the divide: empowering student leaders to promote sustainability through academics and student life

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

In Spring 2011, Western created student Sustainability Coordinator positions on campus. The Western student sustainability coordinator program is designed to increase sustainability awareness and inspire behavior change through peer-to-peer leadership ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Improved Methods for Measuring the Efficacy of Waste Diversion Programs

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Campus recycling and other waste diversion programs have been growing rapidly over the past several decades. However, surprisingly little empirical evidence exists for assessing the efficacy of these programs in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Local Organic on Campus: Commitment, Education, Outreach

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

The Sustainability Coalition, a student group at Western State College of Colorado (WSC), is committed to promoting local organic agriculture both on campus and in the greater community of Gunnison ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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First Impression: Freshmen Orientation Sustainability Efforts

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Western State Campus of Colorado has declared 2010_2011 its "Year of Sustainability". The ideal place to create an environmental commitment is with incoming students, thus laying the foundation to encourage ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Moving Ideas into Action: Creating a Year of Sustainability

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

A critical step to creating more sustainable higher education campuses is to enable cultural change through education. One method for accelerating cultural change is to have a campus endorse a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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