Alternative Transportation Options
As a member of the Westminster community, you have access to multiple transportation options that can cut down on your total greenhouse gas emissions during your commute.
Green Event Certification
Make your campus event a green event. Earn a green event certification based on environmentally conscious event logistics and content.
Princeton Review Green College
Westminster has been included on The Princeton Review’s Green Colleges list for several years running. Their guide gives us particular recognition for the way our students fuel the environmental movement on campus.
STARS Silver Rating
In 2011, 2014, and 2016, Westminster earned a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) silver rating. This tool measures dozens of indicators of sustainability. Westminster does particularly well in student and community engagement.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Westminster is committed to sustainability. Below are some ways to effectively reduce, reuse, and recycle:
Request a recycling bin
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
At Westminster, we care about improving our greenhouse gas emissions through smart energy use, alternative transportation options, and recycling initiatives. We invest in solar panels and off-campus renewable energy to assure that about 8–10% of the total electricity the college uses comes from emission-free sources.
Waste-free Event Kit
Are you looking for free, reusable tableware for your next event? The Environmental Center has you covered.
Request a Waste-free Event Kit
This student-led effort is designed to help reduce individual and campus waste. It includes training and workshops on topics like zero-waste grocery shopping, repurposing household items, and making your own low-waste products.