Sustainability at Western Through the Years

Sustainability at Western State Colorado University through the years: a timeline of accomplishments

Sustainability is a concept that fits well at Western State Colorado University. 

Here is a list of sustainability related happenings at Western throughout the years.

1990

1st Annual Headwaters Conference  

1996

1st Annual Environmental Spring Symposium

1997

1st Annual Water Workshop

2001

Developed Environmental Studies Major

2002

1st Wind Energy Fee (became the SGA Sustainability Fund in 2007)

2005

Creation of Western Environmental Charter
Western Community Garden

2007

Borick Business building - LEED Silver Certification
Western signs ACUPCC & Creates the Climate Committee Ad Hoc Group
1st Xeriscape Garden, near Kelley Hall

2008

Kelley Renovation - LEED Gold Certification

2009

Sustainability hits the Strategic Plan of Western
Sustainability Action Committee forms
Solar Panels on Kelley Hall roof 
Recycling Efficiency with Scott Cohn

2010

College Center Building - LEED Gold Certification
Earth Tub Composting
Applied Institute of Sustainability 

2011

Individual Building Monitors
2nd Xeriscape Garden, near Kelley Hall
Energy Retrofits in Residence Halls
World Cafe & the launch of Western Sustainability Blueprint
Student Sustainability Coordinator position develops
Optional Renewable Energy Fee

2012

Sodexo Signs Real Food Challenge
Optional Renewable Energy Fee

Upcoming

Summer Environmental Leadership Camp for High School Students
Greenhouse in the Pinnacles Apartment complex
Greenhouse in Chipeta Hall Garden
Sustainability Video