Western has long been a leader in sustainability, from establishing Huxley College of the Environment, the nation’s first, in 1969, to recent student-led initiatives to bring more local food to campus dining halls.
Now, Western’s new Sustainability Action Plan lays out a roadmap for not only protecting local and global ecology, but upholding social equity, creating economic vitality and maintaining human health.
Among the highlights: Launching a new Institute for Sustainability and creating options to learn about sustainability in all majors. The plan establishes the goal of carbon neutrality by 2035, reductions in water consumption and drive-alone rates to campus and adopting zero-waste operations in dining halls.
Learn more at sustain.wwu.edu to see dozens of goals for more academics, engagement, operation, and planning and administration.