"Social sustainability occurs when the formal and informal processes; systems; structures; and relationships actively support the capacity of current and future generations to create healthy and livable communities. Socially sustainable communities are equitable, diverse, connected and democratic and provide a good quality of life." -WACOSS, Western Australia Council of Social Services

Instructions: To obtain your Social Sustainability badge, it is recommended that you complete the following by November 7, 2022.
  • 1 Prerequisite
  • 2 Actions
  • 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 actions to earn your badge.   

Actions Key:

  • On campus event  

  • Virtual event 

  • Off campus event 

  • Misc 


Prerequisite Action: 21 Day Challenge

Description: Choose any of the following 30-minute learning opportunities from the 21 Day Challenge (Click any topic that interests you and follow their instructions, you can ignore the listed dates).            

Time Commitment: 30 minutes

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

Choose at Least Two of the Following Actions:

Action 1: Attend a Walker Civic Symposium (Oct. 5th & 19th)

Description: Attend one of two Walker Civic Symposiums in October hosted by the Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service.

  • Oct. 5th: Daniel Wade “Election Integrity and Security” - LH 101 at 12:30 pm
  • Oct. 19th: Jennifer Yim from Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission and Utah 2nd District Judge Michael DiReda - LH 101 at 12:30 pm

Time Commitment: 1 hour

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


Action 2: Attend the Diversity Conference (Oct. 6th & 7th) 


Description: Diversity & Inclusive Programs will be hosting their 24th Annual Diversity Conference: "Diversity of Beliefs, Religion, & Spirituality : Controversy, Conflict, & Compassion" on October 6th and 7th. In order to receive credit for this action, you must attend at least one session. 

  • Oct. 6th: Welcome / Opening @ WSU Davis Campus starting at 6:00 pm
  • Oct. 7th: Sessions @ WSU Ogden Campus & Virtual Keynote starting at 9:30 am. See site for more details. 

Time Commitment: varies (1 hour)

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned from your session.


Action 3: Attend the Congressional District 1 Debate (Oct. 10th)


Description: Attend the Congressional District 1 Debate to hear Representative Blake Moore and candidate Rick Jones debate issues affecting Northern Utah. Tickets are required for this event and takes place on October 10 at 6:00 pm in the Browning Center. Click here to get your free tickets. 

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned at the debate.


Action 4: Attend the Latinx Professionals Panel (Oct. 12th)

Description: Hear from Latinx leaders across the civic engagement space - from election offices, to nonprofits, to elected officials on October 12th at 5:00 pm (7:00 pm ET). Everyone, regardless of race or ethnicity, is invited to learn from these professionals. Register at https://sls.vote/latinx-prof-panel. 

Time Commitment: 1 hour

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


Action 5: Attend the Ogden Hispanic Festival (Oct 15th)

Description: The 6th Annual Ogden Hispanic Festival (OHF) will take place on October 15th, 2022 from 2:00pm-7:00pm at the Ogden Union Station. It will highlight the Culture, History, Education, Music, Dance, and Gastronomy of the Latino community. This year’s theme is “We Are United," and the OHF is a free event, open to the public. 

Time Commitment: varies (1 hour)

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned or your favorite part of the festival. 


Action 6: Participate in Expedition Vote (Oct 20th)

Description: Find 1 to 5 friends, most of whom are from Weber State, and compete in an electorally engaged Scavenger Hunt on October 20th for a prize from the Lieutenant Governor and all the glory! You will spend 24 hours collecting as many voter engagement items as you possibly can-the list is published the day before the expedition starts. Sign up by October 18th here.

Time Commitment: 24 hours (varies)

Required Documentation: Upload a photo of you and your team collecting one of the engagement items. 


Action 7: Pledge to Vote & Participate in Vote Early Day (Oct. 28th) 

Description: Make a plan to vote and stick to it! Help WSU win the national competition by Pledging to Vote. In addition, Vote Early Day is on October 28, 2022 and is two weeks before election day.  Vote Early Day is a nonpartisan movement of media companies, businesses, nonprofits, election administrators, and creatives working to ensure all Americans have the tools to vote early. By voting early, you prevent last-minute voting situations and ensure your ballot is cast.

Time Commitment: 30 minutes

Required Documentation: Take a picture dropping off your ballot in any ballot box. There is even a box located on the east side of the Union.


Action 8: Take the OWL Introduction to Unconscious Bias Class (Nov. 15th)


Description: Discover the extent to which our perceptions of social groups shape our judgments about people's character, abilities, and potential. This class takes place on Nov. 3rd from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in SU 312. Register for class using Training Tracker located in the eweber portal (302-06 OWL Introduction to Unconscious Bias). 

Time Commitment: 2 hours

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences based on what you learned.


Innovation Action:

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

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: varies