Western is using our purchasing power to help build a sustainable economy. Nationwide, institutions spend many billions of dollars on goods and services each year. Each purchasing decision represents an opportunity for institutions to choose environmentally and socially preferable products and services and support companies with strong commitments to sustainability.
- Western's Lunda Center has personalized pens made from recycled denim.
- Western serves Seattle's Best coffees in the TC Café. One of the coffees offered is both organic and fair-trade.
- The copy paper Western purchases is 10% recycled content
- As of Aug. 2009, 30 percent of Western's energy comes from renewable sources after the college signed on to Xcel Energy's windsource program.
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