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For the first time, WSU faculty and staff are invited to join the “One Thing Challenge,” a two-week pledge to do one thing to improve the environment.

The name One Thing Challenge comes from a friendly, pre-Apple Cup competition between residence hall students at WSU and UW who vie to see who can be most sustainable. WSU has claimed the title four of six years. Organized by residence hall staff on the Sustainability Committee, participants register online and pledge to make changes for a two-week period in one or more categories.

Read more about this year’s One Thing Challenge here >>
Download the faculty One Thing Challenge flyer >>

Garbology-smThis year marks the first time all students, faculty, and staff are also invited to participate, in keeping with themes in this year’s Common Reading book — Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, by Edward Humes.

–Karen Weathermon and Susan Poch
Co-directors, Common Reading Program
Office of Undergraduate Education

“I will be interested to see how students connect Garbology to invoke change that could fundamentally alter our behavior as an institution. What policies and practices might we institute to reduce waste?”

— Daniel J. Bernardo, Ph.D.
WSU Provost, Executive Vice President

Check out these materials for students created by the Residence Life Sustainability Committee.


One Thing Video 1


One Thing Video 2