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Weber State University is committed to environmental, social and economic sustainability. In both academics and operations, we research and implement sustainable practices on campus, and engage the community through outreach initiatives.

Awards & Recognition

A Princeton Review Green School
A Sierra Magazine Coolest School
A Tree Campus USA Recognized School
Winner of the H2Oath Competition
An AASHE STARS Bronze Rated School
Wattsmart Business Partner of the Year

Our Story


Our sustainability journey began with a commitment by then WSU President Ann Millner when she signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), setting the goal for WSU to become a carbon-neutral campus by 2050.


We completed our first greenhouse gas inventory, accounting for emissions generated from our buildings, fleet, onsite fossil fuel use, and all travel of our faculty, staff and students to commute to and from campus.  


We adopted a Climate Action Plan, and hired our first energy manager.


Created the Energy & Sustainability Office in Facilities Management to implement energy efficiency, conservation, and sustainability-related projects across all WSU campuses. 


Completed our first Sustainability Tracking And Rating System (STARS) report, through the National Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, soon after we earned a Bronze rating. 


The Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC) was created in Academic Affairs to facilitate sustainability education and practice across the campus and in the community. 

Learn more about our journey on our reports page.

Recently Completed Projects

Solar Covered Parking Lot

Weber recently began construction on the solar panel covered parking in the W10 lot. This solar array will provide 80% of the new Lindquist Hall's energy needs as well as provide covered parking for students.

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New Lindquist Hall

The Lindquist Hall for social sciences is a LEED Gold rated building, with a massive geothermal heat exchange field and a new solar covered parking lot to provide energy and heating and cooling needs. It is about 80% more efficient than required by building codes.

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Other Projects

Learn about the projects that are positioning  Weber State to be a sustainable campus.

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Sustainability in Academics

Sustainability Courses

Learn more about sustainability in your discipline from athletics to zoology! High impact courses are available to enhance your college experience.

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Environmental Studies Minor

Minor in Environmental Studies and take an interdisciplinary perspective on environmental issues and their potential solutions, from science to social justice to philosophy.

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Apply for a Student Research Award

Students can apply to receive a $500 award in recognition of exceptional research in the area of sustainability.

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Climate Change and Utah's Future

Learn from the experts what a changing climate means for Utah's future. Drop in or take the class for credit, Tuesdays, noon to 1:15 p.m.

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Faculty Teaching Sustainability

See who is teaching sustainability. Connect and collaborate with faculty who share sustainability interests across disciplines. 

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