Western State Colorado University has many established sustainability programs that can use your efforts and energy.
Whether you are looking to dedicate your lifestyle to becoming an environmental steward or want to accomplish a project that is affiliated with sustainability, there are venues that can be found to be useful to your efforts. Working on environmentally friendly issues allows individuals to make a concrete difference in our campus and community. Taking these actions we begin the process of adhering to the values our campus teaches by finding the contradictions of what our campus promotes and what our campus does. Taking actions towards sustainability, results in meeting like-minded people, developing leadership skills, exploring career options, and learning about local or global issues that affect us. Here are a few ways you can get involved:
- Sustainability Fund provides WSCU students access to the financial resources to initiate projects that (1) support WSCU’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. Download proposal guidelines
- Sustainability Coalition is an active and dedicated group of students who are engaged daily in improving the campuses efforts toward sustainability. This group meets Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in Kelley 103 or can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sustainability Action Committee (SAC) is a collective of professors and administration who improves environmental awareness, stewardship of natural resources, and resource efficiency on campus through implementing the goals of WSCU’s Environmental Charter. This is a closed meeting however volunteers are welcomed at their three subcommittees, the Outreach & Education, 3R's (Reduce, Reuse & Recyle), and 20x20.