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WSU Tri-Cities to become tobacco free beginning Aug. 22
May 17, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

quit-smokingRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will join the other WSU campuses and more than 900 universities nationwide in becoming tobacco free beginning Aug. 22.

‘Only rain down the drain:’ Preventing stormwater pollution
April 27, 2016

StormDrainMarkerPULLMAN, Wash. – Whether or not we work or live near a waterway, our everyday actions affect water quality. Resources for preventing stormwater and water pollution are available from Washington State University Environmental Health and Safety.

Comments on WSU water system plan due Feb. 19
January 27, 2016

waterdrop80pPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Health requires the Washington State University Pullman campus to update its water system plan every six years.

Take precautions as needed with wildfire smoke
August 18, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – Employees are reminded that air quality in various Washington State University locations statewide could be impacted by environmental conditions and smoke from wildfires.

2014 annual drinking water quality report available online
April 9, 2015

waterdrop80pPULLMAN, Wash. – The 2014 Washington State University drinking water quality report has been released by the university’s environmental health and safety department. The report summarizes the drinking water quality for the Pullman campus systems last year.

Feb. 1: Annual university recycling contest begins
January 30, 2015

By Jenna Bracken, Waste Management intern

Recycle-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will start tracking waste weights for RecycleMania 2015 on Sunday, Feb. 1. A new aspect of the annual challenge will encourage students and employees to earn points by sharing progress on social media.

Tobacco Free advisory group to hold public forum Jan. 22
January 13, 2015

cigarrette-150The WSU Pullman Tobacco Free Advisory Task Force (TFATF) will hold a public forum beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in CUE 203 to share and discuss last year’s tobacco-free campus referendum, additional subsequent survey results, and new draft policies and procedures related to tobacco use on campus.

Through Oct. 12: Exhibit details efforts to reuse, recycle
September 19, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Garbology-100PULLMAN, Wash. – In “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash”—Washington State University’s common reading book for 2014-15—readers learn that the average American throws away about 7.1 pounds of trash every day. Over a lifetime, that’s 102 tons of garbage.

Poor outdoor air quality calls for precautions
September 16, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Smoke has made the air unhealthy for sensitive groups – including infants, children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, people who have had a stroke and those with heart or lung disease, asthma or diabetes.