Green Living at Western Colorado University

Green Living at Western

In June of 2007, former Western President Jay Helman signed the President’s Climate Commitment (PCC). The PCC commits Western to becoming a “carbon neutral” campus.  Inspired by Western students who proposed the PCC, this commitment challenges Western to examine how citizens “assume constructive roles” in the context of climate change. 

The goal of carbon neutrality is an ambitious one for Western. Realistic progress will be achieved through the creation of a campus culture that values the endeavor and through commitment to education and mitigation principles underlying a successful transformation. We are committed to cultivating a living and learning laboratory by demonstrating and providing choices for practicing a sustainable lifestyle.