Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

There is a lot of sustainability going on at West Chester University!  So much so that it’s difficult to keep track of everything that’s going on. With all that activity, it’s easy to get involved!

1. You can garden. We have two campus gardens. The North Campus Garden is behind the Schmucker Science Building. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the compost bins, pick fresh vegetables, or just sit and watch the birds. The South Campus Garden is brand-new, and the bees just arrived earlier this summer! If you’re interested in volunteering in the gardens, send an email to .

2. Join a club! There’s EARTH club and Net Impact, which is concerned with sustainability in business. But  the chances are your major’s department club is involved with sustainable activities on campus .- And if your major’s club isn’t involved, join them anyway, and start discussing how your major can get involved.

3. Follow @sustainableWCU !

4. Friend WCU Sustainability on Facebook! Look for the picture of the red fox who visited campus one day, as West Carolina University also has a Sustainability Facebook page.

5. Join SAC, the Sustainability Advisory Council! Email to join. Faculty, staff, and students meet once a month to stay up-to-date on University-wide sustainability efforts. There’s a lot going on!

Sarah Paylor is the secretary of geography and planning. She can be reached at

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