Dr. Bradley Flamm, Director, Office of Sustainability
703 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
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!
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
Our weekly Sustainability Research & Practice Seminar features a wide variety of lectures from WCU faculty and staff. Located in Sykes 254 every Wednesday, from 12:00-12:50pm. Enjoy cookies and coffee while you listen and don’t forget to bring a reusable mug to help reduce waste and conserve resources!
Join us on Wednesday, March 28th, for our monthly Environmental Film and Lecture Series. This month we welcome William Woys Weaver as he discusses The Roughwood Seed Archive for Food Studies: Seed to Table, Regional Foods as A Dietary Roadmap in a Changing Climate. Located in Mitchell Hall, Room 102 at 7:00pm, and co-sponsored by WCU’s Office of Sustainability, the Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club, Chester County Citizens for Climate Protection (4CP), and the West Chester Borough Sustainability Advisory Committee. For more information, visit: https://www.sierraclub.org/pennsylvania/southeastern/wcu.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
WCU Students – do you want to improve sustainability on campus? The Sustainability Advisory Council (SAC) and the Office of Sustainability have organized a half-day workshop to engage West Chester University students in helping design, implement, evaluate, and improve the various environmental, social, and economic sustainability initiatives happening on campus. The program will include interactive breakout sessions, networking opportunities, a campus sustainability tour, and a light breakfast and lunch. Located in Room 255 in Sykes Student Union. After the workshop, there will be an optional waste audit happening in the Academic Quad from 1:00 - 2:00pm.
To register, visit: PASSHE Academy