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