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The 2014 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WAHESC) will explore ways to advance campus sustainability through the sharing of best practices, presentation of cutting edge examples of creative solutions to common challenges, and the development of regional collaborative networks. Attendees will gain new ideas, analyze sustainability management programs, build relationships, share transferable lessons with peers, and endeavor to form a more united coalition to support key statewide sustainability approaches, goals and policy initiatives.
We hope you will join us Thursday and Friday, February 6-7, 2014 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington for WAHESC 2014!
|As a statewide/regional conference, WAHESC will, by its nature, promote a "local" focus. Dialogue will specifically address issues in the Northwest and Washington State, and solutions will be tailored for implementation in our unique political, social, economic and environmental climate. We hope attendees will also take this time to develop and deepen working relationships with peers in the region to advance sustainability on your home campus and the region.|
WAHESC is hosted by Western Washington University and benefited greatly through advising from a number of institutions in Washington State.
|Western Washington University is proud to host WAHESC 2014. With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and a campus energized around sustainability, Western offers a prime location for this inaugural event. Ten academic degrees and over 100 sustainability focused and sustainability-related courses infuse the curriculum with a focus on social, environmental, and economic connections. Western has won several national and state sustainability awards for renewable energy, carbon emissions reductions, and green cleaning. Western's beautiful campus, and the city of Bellingham, offer attractions including vibrant local businesses, nearby trails, and the Mt. Baker ski area.|