Sustainability at Willamette University

At Willamette, we take to heart our motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” as we seek to envision the future of humankind as a sustainable enterprise – not only the natural world that sustains life, but also the communities and economies that connect us to one another.

Considered in this more ecumenical light, our interdependence on each other for survival is brought into sharp relief. Our dedication to environmental responsibility led The Princeton Review to name us one of the country’s top 15 Green Colleges.

Green Fund

Provides student leadership and funding for projects that engage students and employees.

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Zena Forest

Our 305-acre forest provides opportunities to connect the landscape with academic exploration.

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Sustainability Institute

The institute works to advance sustainability across all areas of the university.

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News Story

Bearcat bikers beat the competition

Willamette team wins the local monthlong Bike More Challenge.

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Moving out sustainably

Students consider options to recycle and upcycle during end-of-year move out.

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New residential options help students live and learn

First-year students will be able to choose a new residential option that taps into and supports their interests in sustainability, health and wellness, and global living.

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