Goals and Commitments
Western has made several commitments to achieving campus sustainability.
Climate Neutrality 2050
In 2010, the WWU Board of Trustees adopted a campus-wide Climate Action Plan produced by the Office of Sustainability in cooperation with Facilities Management, and the Western Sustainability Committee. The Climate Action Plan outlines a strategy for Western to become climate neutral (net zero carbon emissions) by 2050. Western joins over 660 institutions nationally in this goal through the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment.
In addition, Washington State requires all state agencies to adopt a strategy for reducing carbon emissions through RCW 70.235.050. The WWU Climate Action Plan calls for reductions that exceeds these state goals.