Education & Outreach

Instructions: To obtain your Education & Outreach badge, it is recommended that you complete the following by March 1, 2024.

  • Complete Prerequisite

  • Complete 2 Actions of your choosing

  • Submit Form

**Only submit the form once you have completed all of your actions. Remember, you only have to complete the prerequisite and 2 additional actions of your choosing. You do not have to complete all of the actions to earn your badge.   

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Prerequisite Action: Watch "What Is Sustainability"

Description: Watch the short video "What is Sustainability"  to learn more about what it means to be sustainable.

Time Commitment: 15 minutes

Required Documentation: Write what you learned from the video in 3-4 sentences.

Choose at Least Two of the Following Actions:

Action 1: Attend an Earth Science and Society Seminar (Fridays > 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd)

Description: Attend one of the Earth Science and Society Seminars during February. These seminars are open to students, faculty, and staff. Schedule and more info here.    

  • When: Every Friday from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. 
  • Where: Tracy Hall, Room 217

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about which seminar you attended and what you learned.


Action 2: Attend the Carpool Speed Dating Event (Feb. 7th)

Description: Join the Energy and Sustainability office for our first-ever Carpool Speed Dating Event! A large percentage of WSU's emissions come from commuting. Carpooling is a great way to reduce single occupancy trips to and from campus, but we know that it can be intimidating to carpool with people you are unfamiliar with. This event allows you to learn more about people who live near you and could be your perfect carpool match! Lunch and mocktails will be provided.  RSVP on Give Pulse. ****Please make a Travel-Wise Account in preparation to help the carpool matching process go smoothly.

  • When: February 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm. 
  • Where: Stewart Library, Hetzel-Hoellein Room (Li-321)

Time Commitment: 1 hour 

Required Documentation: Upload a photo of you with someone you met at the event. 


Action 3: Attend the Free Sustainability Film (Feb. 15th)

Description: Attend SPARC's Free Sustainability Film "Rising Tide" in the Wildcat Theater from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Popcorn will be provided!

Time Commitment: 2 hours (may vary depending on film)

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned from the film. 


Action 4: Listen to One of "The Joy Report" Episodes through Intersectional Environmentalist   

Description: The Intersectional Environmentalist provides great resources that amplify diverse voices in the environmental space. Part of their mission is to "...empower a new generation of environmentalists and reshape the future of environmentalism to one that is rooted in equity and inclusion."  Listen to one of "The Joy Report" Podcast episodes available here.     

Time Commitment: 30 minutes 

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about what episode you listened to and what you learned. 


Action 5: Watch the Drawdown Roadmap Videos

Description: The Drawdown Roadmap provides a great way to understand the science-based strategies for prioritizing climate solutions. Watch all four (Unit 1 - Unit 4) of the Drawdown Roadmap videos located here.  

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences on what you learned from each video.


Action 6: Read a Sustainability-themed Book (fiction or nonfiction) 

Description: Read a sustainability-related book of your choice and write about what you learned. Read"Walkable City" by Jeff Speck to be a part of the book club discussion on March 19th (see event here). Other recommendations include "Saving Us" by Katherine Hayhoe, "Regeneration: Ending the climate crisis in one generation" by Paul Hawken, "Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place" by Terry Tempest Williams, and "The Big Fix" by Hal Harvey & Justin Gillis. 

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences on what you learned from the book. 


Action 7: Write a Poem or Song About Climate Change 

Description: It is sometimes easy to get lost in the doom and gloom of the effects of climate change and our future. Work through some of your climate anxiety and get creative! Write a poem or song about what climate change or sustainability means to you. 

Time Commitment: 1 hour 

Required Documentation: Provide a copy of your poem or song. 


Action 8: Watch the Film "Tomorrow: Grassroots to Human Extinction" 

Description: Watch "Tomorrow: Grassroots to Human Extinction" on Kanopy, which students can access by using their eWeber credentials. The film follows scientists, business owners, lawyers, filmmakers, and activists, as humans are faced with evidence of climate change. Traveling across ten countries, following uplifting stories about what humans are doing to take climate action within various aspects of sustainability. Tomorrow engages the audience to consider what can and must be done to save our future.

Time Commitment: 2 hours

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned from the film.


Action 9: Have a Conversation About Sustainability

Description: Have a productive conversation about sustainability with a friend or family member. Topics could include water conservation, sustainable buildings/architecture, energy, recycling, climate change, food security, etc. 

Time Commitment: 15 -30 minutes

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about what you discussed and how your conversation went. 


Innovation Action:

Description: Innovative actions are welcome, but please email for approval before submitting this as one of your actions.

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: varies