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.
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
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.
Adopted a Climate Action Plan, and hired our first energy manager.
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.
Installed our first ground source heat exchange wells. 280 wells were drilled to 425 feet deep beneath two Weber State parking lots to use the natural temperature from underground for heating and cooling buildings. Learn more about Weber's renewable energy.
Weber State University earned a Silver rating in the national Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS) assessment.