April 3, 2008
Whitworth Community Invited to Participate in Sustainability Challenge April 13-May 1
In an effort to encourage the Whitworth community's continued involvement in sustainability, the university is hosting a Sustainability Challenge April 13-May 1. The challenge is open to two-person teams comprising anyone associated with Whitworth University, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, Sodexo employees and outside vendors.
Whitworth's 2nd annual Sustainability Challenge is sponsored by the university's sustainability committee and will feature weekly events and prizes, as well as grand prizes awarded to the top teams at the conclusion of the challenge. The two-person teams may register for the challenge, view a calendar of events, and track their participation by visiting www.whitworth.edu/sustainability.
"The goal of the sustainability challenge is to raise awareness of the many ways that people can make choices to live more sustainably," says Sustainability Challenge organizer Patrick Van Inwegen, associate professor of political science at Whitworth. "While institutions can make policies about sustainable practices, it's really individuals choosing to live more sustainably that will have the profound impact of creating a world where meeting our current needs doesn't come at the expense of others' ability to do the same."
Sustainability Challenge events will include:
Possible prizes include:
Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Patrick Van Inwegen, associate professor of political science, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4844 or email@example.com.
Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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