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About

Weber State University is committed to environmental, social and economic sustainability. In both academics and operations, we research and implement sustainable practices on campus, and engage the community through outreach initiatives.

Awards

A Princeton Review Green School
A Sierra Magazine Coolest School
A Tree Campus USA Recognized School
Winner of the H2Oath Competition
An AASHE STARS Bronze Rated School
Wattsmart Business Partner of the Year

Our Story

2007

Our sustainability journey began with a commitment by then WSU President Ann Millner when she signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), setting the goal for WSU to become a carbon-neutral campus by 2050.

2008

We completed our first greenhouse gas inventory, accounting for emissions generated from our buildings, fleet, onsite fossil fuel use, and all travel of our faculty, staff and students to commute to and from campus.  

2009

We adopted a Climate Action Plan, and hired our first energy manager.

2010

Created the Energy & Sustainability Office in Facilities Management to implement energy efficiency, conservation, and sustainability-related projects across all WSU campuses. 

2011

Completed our first Sustainability Tracking And Rating System (STARS) report, through the National Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, soon after we earned a Bronze rating. 

2015

The Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC) was created in Academic Affairs to facilitate sustainability education and practice across the campus and in the community. 

Learn more about our journey on our reports page.

Recently Completed Projects

Electric Shuttle Bus

WSU's new electric shuttle bus is saving the University fuel costs and helping to clean our air.

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IPE Building

The Dumke Center was designed and built with the goal of helping Weber State save money and honor our pledge to be a carbon neutral campus by 2050.

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Other Projects

Learn about the projects that are positioning  Weber State to be a sustainable campus.

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Sustainability in Academics

Green Courses

Enroll in a sustainability course and learn more about sustainability in your discipline from athletics to zoology!

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Environmental Studies Minor

Minor in Environmental Studies and take an interdisciplinary perspective on environmental issues and their potential solutions, from science to social justice to philosophy.

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Apply for a Student Research Award

Students can apply to receive a $500 award in recognition of exceptional research in the area of sustainability.

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Shades of Green

Drop in or take a 1-credit hour class introducing perspectives on sustainability for people, the environment, and economic prosperity. Free and open to the public!

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Faculty Teaching Sustainability

See which professors are teaching sustainability courses, their interests, and who is doing sustainability research! 

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