Our Mission

The Sustainability Engagement Institute develops educational opportunities and systems-change for a more sustainable, just future. We engage in initiatives that create economic vitality, promote well-being, protect the environment, and uphold social justice.

Sustainability exists at the intersection of its four pillars:


Social Equity

Economic Vitality


Sustainability at Western

Sustainability is part of the mission and strategic plan of Western Washington University. From our commitment to renewable energy and waste reduction to sustainability-minded courses and the Sustainability Committee, WWU incorporates sustainability into many areas of campus operations and academics, guided by the Sustainability Action Plan.