Western is a university of the environment. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do here. Our Huxley College of the Environment was innovative at its birth in 1969, and today those ideals have spread to every corner of campus.
A few examples: We’ve been purchasing 100 percent renewable energy since students voted in 2004 to pay a yearly fee for the program. Also we’re a signatory of the Presidents’ Climate Commitment. And best of all, we are developing a new energy degree program through the Institute for Energy Studies which was established in the spring of 2012.