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!



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electronics recycling information

Electronics Recycling
at WCU

Recycle your personal electronics at Sykes Student Union and Francis Harvey Green Library! Our partner PAR-Recycle Works is a nonprofit electronics recycler that provides transitional employment to people returning from prison. Please reference our flyer with information on acceptable items before dropping them off. Learn more about recycling on our initiatives page.

News and Upcoming Events

2024 Save the Dates
Sustainability Save the Dates

Be sure to subscribe to our bulletin to get the latest news on upcoming events for the Fall 2024 Semester.

Sustainability Research and Practice Seminar

Thank you to our partners the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Sustainability Council's Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee for their collaboration on another successful semester of presentations! Also, a huge thank you goes to all our presenters this semester. You can watch all of this semester's presentations on our Digital Commons.

We hope to see you in the Fall for another semester of interesting and engaging presentations!

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