At WKU, “The Spirit Makes the Master”. Our commitment to continuous improvement is clearly reflected in our sustainability efforts. WKU’s commitment to sustainability, whether demonstrated in campus operations or in educational programs, helps to ensure that our graduates are prepared to address the complicated environmental, social and economic issues we face today. They will be able to think critically, solve problems creatively and be engaged citizens. If that’s all we accomplish then we will have achieved great success. But our sustainability commitment pays dividends, as it also leads us to reduce our environmental footprint, practice social responsibility, and conserve natural and economic resources. It encourages unprecedented cross-campus and community collaboration and partnerships. It supports our goal to be “A Leading American University with International Reach.” And, it brings renewed meaning to the other great Hilltopper motto: “Life More Life”!
This publication, created through partnership by the Office of Sustainability and the Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, offers a look into the impressive array of sustainability initiatives happening at WKU. While it is comprehensive, it is not exhaustive. There are still more sustainability successes to share and we will continue to realize accomplishments and make progress. Work has already begun on the next edition to update and add content. We hope you will enjoy exploring the eBook, and that the stories inside inspire and enlighten.
Agriculture | Biology | Forest Sciences | Geology | Natural Resources and Conservation | Plant Sciences | Water Resource Management
Ryan-Downing, Christian , editor and North, Leslie , editor, "Big Red, Small Planet" (2013). Sustainability Publications and Resources. Paper 13.