CWU Sustainability

CWU Sustainability Staff

Sustainability Coordinator

Photo of Jeff Bousson the Sustainability CoordinatorJeff Bousson, MS


Jeff joined the Wildcat family in December 2022. In addition to developing, leading, and supporting sustainability-related planning, projects, and programming at Central Washington University (CWU), Jeff is leading the development and implementation of CWU’s first-ever campus-wide Climate Action Plan.

Prior to joining the Wildcat family, Jeff lead and managed successful sustainability, conservation, and environmental stewardship programs for nonprofit organizations including, American Conservation Experience and Utah Clean Energy. As Climate Program Manager with Utah Clean Energy, he provided technical and strategic support for higher education institutions, local governments, communities, and businesses seeking to advance sustainability and climate solutions.

Jeff holds a master’s degree in Climate Science & Solutions from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University. Outside of the office, Jeff enjoys writing music, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends.

2022-2023 Student Senator For Sustainability

Lily De Young

Lily De Young is the 2022-2023 ASCWU Senator for Sustainability. She is an Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising major with an Apparel Design minor and a Certificate of Sustainability. As Senator, she hopes to gain insight and ideas from fellow Central students about what sustainable change they would like to see on Campus. Her office hours are on Wednesdays from 11-12 in SURC 236. Lily is also President of the Student Environmental Club, which meets every two weeks at 5 PM on Tuesdays (e.g. Janaury 17th, 31st, 2023). Contact Lily for more information.

Campus Partners

  • Wildcat Neighborhood Farm: provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to participate in growing food for the community and provides space for students and faculty to run experiments or projects centered around food and farming.
  • Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement (SLICE): serves the CWU community by developing opportunities that cultivate individual and collective engagement within leadership, civic engagement, and campus club experiences.
  • Diversity and Equity Center (DEC): cultivates a sense of belonging and community on campus through programs and initiatives that encourage students to explore their identities, challenge barriers and empower themselves and their communities.
  • Auxiliary Enterprises: includes the following departments: Dining Services, 1891 Catering, Wildcat Printing, the Wildcat Shop, Testing Services, the Early Childhood Learning Center, the Wildcat Neighborhood Farm, Central Access, and Auxiliary Marketing.
  • Museum of Culture and Environment: works with diverse communities to create opportunities for lifelong learning that foster self-discovery, global citizenship, and environmental stewardship.

Faculty Fellows for Sustainability: 2021-2022 AY

Dr. Susan Kaspari

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences


Heather Spalding, M.S.Ed.

Coordinator of Field Experiences, College of Education and Professional Studies


CWU Sustainability Internships