A sustainable campus focuses on all aspects of environmental stewardship, from energy conservation and future land-use strategies, to waste reduction, water efficiency, recycling and more. We assist in the development and management of energy-related capital construction projects, and we pursue new ways to reduce energy consumption on campus. We are proud to be part of a comprehensive effort to increase awareness and facilitate sustainable practices throughout the university and the region.
We pursue proven energy efficiency measures, implement low-cost alternatives and explore new innovations.Efficient Energy on-campus
We continually investigate strategies to address the ever-changing recycling market, increasing awareness and launching new initatives on campus.How we're Recycling
Western Carolina University has been named a Tree Campus USA University! Learn how you can access information about all of the trees on campus.Explore Campus Trees
WCU is now part of the Share The Ride NC system. Discover how you can carpool with other students!
Our entire campus serves as a living laboratory where we partner to generate new ideas, integrating concepts of sustainability into activities across all disciplines.Discover More
We offer special events, service learning projects, workshops, and educational opportunities. Request presentations on a variety of sustainability topics.Make A Request
A wide range of green events encourage students, faculty, and staff to reducing our individual carbon footprints through programming, outreach, and education.See Our Events
This student initiative to dedicated to renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements, research, and internships on campus.Get Involved