Goals & Values

Values

  • Every human deserves access to clean air, water, food, and a safe environment, allowing them to live healthy and happy lives.
  • Preservation of nature and responsible stewardship of natural resources.
  • Environmental justice.
  • Importance of education as a catalyst for positive actions.
  • It is the responsibility of the current generation to develop solutions to minimize human-caused global warming and to mitigate impacts of climate change.

Goals

  • Educate ourselves and others about the importance and implementation of sustainable practices.
  1. Attend relevant conferences, webinars and other educational opportunities
  2. Promote backyard sustainability and ecological practices in our homes and communities

 

  • Lead by example:
  1. Promote and practice backyard sustainability and ecological practices in our homes and communities
  2. Minimize the use of non-renewable resources
  3. Maximize recycling and up-cycling of materials when possible
  4. Consider sustainability when making decisions regarding the use of resources at home, at school, at work, in our communities and during recreational activities.

 

  • Spread awareness
  1. Use available social media to share information regarding economic, social, and environmental developments and events that pertain to sustainability, sustainable technology, sustainability-related careers, internships, volunteer opportunities, etc.
  2. In contrast, use social media to spread awareness about the consequences of using unsustainable practices.

 

  • Connect WC students to
  1. Opportunities and resources for sustainability-related learning, volunteering, internships, funding, careers, and research.
  2. A growing community of sustainability-minded people both locally and through Penn State.

 

  • Advocate at local, state, and national levels
  1. Participate in and support local initiatives promoting sustainability.
  2. Stand up for environmental justice issues and advocate for sustainability.
  3. Consider partnerships with existing organizations to support environmentally sound policies while opposing destructive ones.