103 Ruby Jones Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
To live and work sustainably means to perpetuate (to sustain) 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 is committed to taking our share of responsibility for our planet's well-being," says President Greg Weinstein, as it 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. Use this site to explore the various ways we are working to achieve carbon neutrality, serve our local community, educate our students, and carry out research in sustainability.
Join with us as we carry out the single-most critical task of the 21st century!