A Sustainable & Resilient Future

Environmental sustainability, the promotion of healthy ecosystems, and the capacity to protect ourselves from extreme environmental events present some of the most significant challenges of our time.

Home to unique facilities, excellent scholars, and collaborative research groups, Western provides new ideas and solutions to address a full range of questions related to climate change, our planet’s health and sustainability, and the social, political, educational, economic, and practical dynamics of environmental disaster mitigation.

Western’s contributions to foster a sustainable & resilient future include:

  • Addressing the role of climate change on sustainability, food production, and health
  • Advancing equitable sustainability policy, practice, education, and communication
  • Contributing to the sustainable use of resources, including for renewable energy and storage systems
  • Developing resilient infrastructure and policy
  • Producing clean water and water systems