Sustainability at Western State Colorado University

Western State Colorado University is actively engaged in improving environmental awareness and resource efficiency through our Environmental Charter; the American College and University President's Climate Commitment (UCPCC), signed by our President at the request of the student body to achieve a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2035; our green building and renovation practices; our student-initiated sustainability grant program; and by providing outstanding opportunities in a variety of different academic programs, including Environment & Sustainability, to learn more about ourselves, our planet and the challenges of sustainability.

Other efforts include:

We invite comments and ideas on how we can better realize the goals of our environmental charter. Please e-mail us at

Do You Have an Idea That Could Help Promote Sustainability at Western State Colorado University?

The Sustainability Fund was created to provide Western students access to financial resources to initiate projects that (1) support Western's use of more sustainable and renewable energy, (2) reduce unnecessary consumption of goods, (3) increase reuse of usable goods and recycling of materials, or (4) promote the ethical stewardship of all resources and land on the Western State Colorado University campus.

The Sustainability Fund Committee encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity to support and enhance sustainable practices on the Western State Colorado University campus. Spring 2013 Request for Proposals are due February 27. Learn more here….