Policies and Procedures

A0129 Commitment to Sustainability and Resilience


​Western must exercise leadership in its communities and throughout society by providing the knowledge, practice, and informed graduates to create a positive and resilient future.  Along with other aspects of sustainability, Western addresses the climate challenge by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and by integrating resilience into curriculum and campus operations so Western can better serve students and meet the social mandate to help create vital, ethical, and prosperous civil society. 

Western further believes that exerting leadership in addressing climate change will reduce long-term energy costs and the costs of climate disturbance, increase quality of life, attract excellent students and faculty, and build the support of alumni and local communities.

Revised September 17,2019
Adopted March 15, 2011 as D0014