Sustainability Research at Western encompasses: (1) Inquiry into the interrelated processes and policies that are integral to livable and healthy communities; (2) Perspectives, methods, and creativity that are interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and trans-generational; and, (3) Affirmation of social equity and justice as fundamental to community wellbeing.

Western emphasizes research and curricula programs that engage student and faculty inquiry in several different areas:

  • Sustainable urban development
  • Integrated landscape management
  • Economic and business sustainability
  • Multi-modal transportation design alternatives
  • Agroecology and community food systems
  • renewable energy and green technology
  • Social, environmental and cultural justice and global peace
  • Sustainable materials and building design technologies

Current Grants at Western Washington University (4-28-11) (doc)