Founders Hall Certified “Green”
Founders Hall is the first building at Widener, and the first in the city of Chester certified “green” by the U.S. Green Building Council. Founders received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver-level certification.
Green Chemistry Commitment
Widener University signed the Green Chemistry Commitment , joining 17 other colleges and universities at the forefront of a national effort to transform university-level chemistry education.
Purchase a bag of WU Brew, organically-grown coffee from Golden Valley Farms Coffee Roasters, and you'll be supporting research and service-learning opportunities for Widener students who are engaged in sustainable agriculture practices in Las Lajas, Costa Rica.
So much of what we do comes from the notion that life has to be fast-paced and exciting all the time. But do we really live when we are constantly going, going, going? Nature acts as a big reminder for us that things take time. We have to do what we can to preserve the world we live in, or we may not have it and its resources for long.
Widener's Pride Green initiative provides you with tips to do more with less while conserving our precious environmental resources. On this site, you will find incredibly valuable personal and professional development tools and links. We have information about recycling and conservation tips. We also offer advice on how to review projects and workflow to improve time management. Our goal is to help you improve all aspects of your life, be more efficient, and increase your environmental awareness and stewardship.
To help promote Pride Green, Widener will reduce its carbon footprint by putting an emphasis on recycling and sustainability. New cans will be placed around the Chester campus and both law campuses to encourage students, faculty, and staff to utilize the single stream recycling process. Those students looking for an academic base in green initiatives can also look forward to a minor in sustainability.
The first step isn’t always the easiest, but together as a university community we can take pride in making Widener greener.