We work to integrate sustainability into Western's culture, academics and student life while utilizing student energies for realization of sustainability initiatives.
We provide a liaison to sustainability initiatives on campuses regionally and nationally, and build connections between Western and the greater Bellingham community.
Our goals for Western include the following:
To develop a unified set of sustainability metrics and indicators with the purpose of building awareness and understanding on campus.
To conduct a baseline assessment of present efforts at Western.
To create a vision and strategic plan that outlines steps needed for Western to lead in sustainable practices using our natural, financial and human resources.
To advise on effective step-by-step implementation so our respective academic programs and operations can become leaders by example through their efforts.
Thank you to Western Sustainability and everyone who visited Whatcom last night to participate in a conversation on inclusive environmentalism with Dr. Dorceta Taylor. It was great to hear from scholars, students and members of the local community about issues impacting the Salish Sea and beyond.
For those interested in exploring issues of sustainability further, join us on March 14 for A Regenerative Future: Aligning Life Sciences with Design. Learn more at whatcom.edu/events.