West Chester University
There are many ways that West Chester University staff and faculty can get involved with sustainability initiatives on campus and beyond:
- Includes information on WCU Faculty Grant Development Call for Proposals:
Due Friday, 20 December 2013; PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) calls for proposal due 5:00 PM, Friday, 31 January 2014; and FPDC Programs and Activities Related to Innovation in Teaching and Improvements of Student Learning Outcomes due 5:00 PM, Friday, 14 February 2014
- The Office of Sponsored Research also has this page to aid searching for funding sources.
For instance, check out Growing Greener and see if you would like to get involved.
Join the Sustainability Advisory Council
Join us on Facebook
Get involved with preserving and promoting the Gordon Natural Area
Add to the growing list of courses featuring sustainability at West Chester University
Integrate sustainability into your curriculum
Participate in Workshops and Conferences
Integrate Service learning into your teaching
Collaborate on sustainability-related Research
Participate in the environmental Speaker's Bureau
Explore Transportation alternatives
Improve your Recycling rate
Participate in Green Purchasing when procuring equipment and supplies
Take part in the activities of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research Foundation (ACEER). ACEER is engaged in the Peruvian Amazon and Andes. Their flagship programs include the University Outreach Program (college level training courses in Peru) and the AMIGOS Partnership for Education (linking US and Amazon schools, providing learning materials to Amazon children, teacher training on conservation education, and support for community service projects, i.e. clean water, medical missions).
Create an Individual AASHE Member Account. Click create new account. Use your campus email address as your user name. You will receive a password in the inbox of the email account you used for the user name. Go back to the login page, enter your email in the user name box and type or paste the password that was emailed to you. That should give you access to all of our locked resources. All faculty, staff and students on your campus can use their own email address to create login credentials for themselves. If you have difficulty with this process, please reply to this email or send an email to email@example.com.
One of the best ways to keep current on the evolving landscape of campus sustainability is to subscribe to AASHE Bulletin, a weekly compilation of the latest sustainability news, resources, events, and opportunities at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. To subscribe, go to this site (you can read archived issues here).
If you are thinking about installing solar power or water heating, you can look to Philly Solar.org for more information.