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!

Upcoming Events

Brandywine Project Staff Sustainability Workshop Invitation

Brandywine Project Staff Sustainability Workshop

Live Webinar


WCU staff members, please join us for the first virtual Brandywine Project Staff Sustainability Workshop, to be held via Zoom over the course of two mornings: Thursday and Friday July 23 and 24, 2020 from 8:30am to 11:30am

The workshop will introduce staff members to the commitment WCU makes to environmental, social, and economic sustainability in the university’s vision and strategic plan. We’ll cover WCU’s accomplishments of the past decade and the challenges and opportunities that staff members can help the university address in the coming years.

All WCU staff members – from any office, department, or division on campus – are encouraged to participate.

The workshop will be facilitated by WCU staff and faculty, the program will include interactive workshop sessions, networking opportunities, a virtual campus sustainability tour, and time to socialize in the morning and when each day’s sessions end. Register today through the PASSHE Academy.

Sustainability Research and Practice Seminar


The Sustainability Research and Practice Seminar has closed out another exciting semester of presentations!  We're hard at work putting together the line up for the Fall 2020 semester.  Our updated schedule will be released at the end of the Summer.  Until then, you can peruse recordings of previous presentations on the Digital Commons by following this link.


Certifications and Memberships

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