CWU strives to create a positive impact that extends beyond campus, inspiring the next generation of leaders to effect meaningful change in the world.

Explore Sustainability at CWU

Through research, education, and community engagement, CWU communicates a deep understanding of environmental challenges and the importance of sustainable solutions to our students.

Sustainability Fast Facts

Learn about what CWU has accomplished in terms of sustainability.

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LEED Building Tours

Read about our LEED Buildings and see if you want to come and tour them!

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About Us

Read about the people on the team at CWU that are committed to sustainability in Ellensburg.

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Read about available and popular transportation and biking events in Ellensburg.

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Waste Minimization

Read about CWU recycling procedures and suggested practices for all people to reduce their amount of waste.

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Buildings and Grounds

Find links to discover and learn about the six LEED certified facilities at CWU.

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Explore all of the programs we offer at CWU that teach students about Sustainability!

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Sustainability at CWU

Read about how we are currently improving sustainability and how we plan to improve sustainability in the future at CWU.

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Get Involved

Learn about different ways to help Campus Sustainability at CWU including clubs, programs, and gatherings.

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CWU Climate Change Action Plan Event Series

Calling all students, staff, and faculty to share input and feedback as Central Washington University develops its first-ever, campus-wide Climate Change Action Plan!

Are you not a climate or sustainability expert but want to learn more about the opportunities to decarbonize our campus and address climate change? Excellent! This event series will be a great opportunity for everyone to participate in the climate change planning process, provide feedback, and learn more about the sustainability initiatives occurring on campus!

This multi-part series is committed to building a climate change strategic action plan for the University. Light food and refreshments will be provided during each event. Contact Jeff Bousson ( for more information.

Focus on Sustainability

Central Washington University identifies maximizing sustainability as an important objective in its strategic plan. This includes reducing CWU’s environmental impact and improving resource use efficiency, which inherently includes environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability.

Sustainability Announcements

CWU News

CWU Women’s History Month Film Series to begin March 5

February 28, 2024


CWU Capital Planning and Projects director appointed to Ellensburg City Council

February 28, 2024


North Academic Complex site tours, geothermal presentation to be offered Friday

February 26, 2024


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