Green Pride

Green Highlight


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.

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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.

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 WU Brew

WU Brew

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.

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 Green Pride initiative provides you with tips to do more with less while conserving our precious environmental resources. On this site, you will find information about recycling and conservation tips and valuable personal and professional development tools and links. 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.

Widener's Green Pride initiative aims to reduce Widener's carbon footprint by putting an emphasis on recycling and sustainability. You will find numerous recycling cans around all Widener campuses that utilize the single stream recycling process. 

Students who are interested in an academic base in green initiatives can pursue academic programs in sustainability, including the sustainability science and sustainability management minors, as well as numerous courses and research projects.

Together as a university community we can take pride in making Widener greener.