Western State Colorado University
600 N. Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81231
Fax: (970) 943-2363
Through a partnership with Sodexo, Western composts much of the dining services preparation waste and food scraps by diverting compostable materials into an Earth Tub composting system.
At Western State Colorado University, we value the skills and outcomes to create a more sustainable society.
Western offers a variety of majors, courses and institutes designed to educate students about environmental, economic and social challenges associated with sustainability. Academic programs and majors include:
Institutes and conferences include:
Western’s formal environmental charter demonstrates its commitment to improve awareness. The College has pledged to reduce 20 percent of its 2006 CO2 levels by 2020 and to obtain carbon neutrality by 2050.
Western strives to meet LEED gold standards in its new construction and LEED silver in renovation projects.
Western is a charter member of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. More than 600 colleges have joined us in this pledge.
Students worked with campus dining partner Sodexo on a plan for a pulper system for the student dining hall. The new system reduced the volume of food refuse by 85 percent.