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Office of Sustainability


Contact Office of Sustainability  

Office of Sustainability


Dr. Bradley Flamm, Director, Office of Sustainability

703 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: (610) 436-2053


Who We Are

To live and work sustainably means to perpetuate the health and welfare of people, economies, and the environment. Sustainability is about ensuring that all people - today and into the future - can live in healthy communities and participate in productive local economies without sacrificing environmental integrity. It’s a simple yet powerful concept that ties together human happiness and well-being with the quality and health of environmental systems. Thus, sustainability issues incorporate such wide-ranging topics as biodiversity loss, climate change, social justice, and more.

West Chester University seeks to be a leader in local, regional, and global sustainability efforts. This website documents the university’s efforts in sustainability and provides numerous resources for individuals, organizations, and communities.

Join us as we carry out the single most critical task of the 21st century!


What We Are Doing

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 Brandywine Project Alumni Summit

For the very first time this January 16th, all previous participants of the Brandywine Projects are invited to attend the Brandywine Project Alumni Summit.  This is an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to come together and see what each respective group has been working on as well as tackle a project collectively for campus sustainability.  During the summit, the recently published IPCC report on climate change will be addressed and a discussion will be held on it's implications for WCU.  A seasonal lunch will be provided for all participants.  The summit will take place on from 9am to 1pm in the Philips Autograph Library.  You can RSVP here.  Please register by mid-December.



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Environmental Film & Lecture Series

 Stay tuned for a schedule of films next semester!

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Sustainability Research & Practice Seminar

Our weekly Sustainability Research & Practice Seminar features a wide variety of lectures from WCU faculty and staff.  Stay tuned for next semester's schedule of speakers and presentations!


On-campus Gardens

WCU offers three student-led campus community organic vegetable gardens. Incorporated into classes, volunteer efforts, and research, the gardens are valuable resources that help students learn about and appreciate food production. For more information about volunteer opportunities in the campus gardens, e-mail:

This is part of the Biodiversity Landscape Initiative and the Food & Dining Initiative

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 Bike Share going strong at WCU

Don’t own a bike? No problem! Three bikeshare stations are located on campus at Allegheny Hall by D Lot, Swope Music Building by M Lot, and along South New Street by the Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center. Annual subscriptions are just $10 with the code “bikewcu” and can be purchased through WCU Zagster.

This is part of the Transportation Initiative



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