Sustainability @ Webster University

Improving Campus & Community Sustainability through education, outreach, engagement, and promoting sustainable operations.

The drive to become a more sustainable campus was a priority for President Stroble upon her arrival in 2009. Since then the university community has undertaken significant steps to reduce our impact on the environment, improve campus engagement for sustainability, and support long-term fiscal and community health. The Sustainability Coalition was charged by Provost Schuster to form an entity that would facilitate and support sustainability activities on and from Webster campus and build our capacity to be more sustainable in our practices, education, and outreach. We hope that you will take advantage of opportunities to become involved with sustainability by attending events, joining the coalition, or submitting your ideas for ways to become a more sustainable university.

NOTICE - Sustainability Coalition Meeting 4/16

The Webster University Sustainability Coalition hosted a forum meeting on April 16th at 3pm in the Emerson Library Conference room. The meeting minutes can be accessed here

The meeting focused on gathering feedback from the university community with a goal of developing a long-term sustainability vision and a plan for ways to achieve sustainability goals in interdisciplinary education, operations efficiency, student engagement, administrative policy, and community outreach. The coalition seeks to increase engagement in sustainability across the university community, and your voice is an important. 

If you were unable to make the meeting, please take a few moments to send your comments about sustainability initiatives on campus, including initiatives you are currently participating in or would like to see in the future to Caitlin Zera, current student co-chair of the coalition. She can be reached via email at or by cell phone at 314-324-2417.

Upcoming Events

Presentation & Book Signing – "Environmental Missouri" by Prof. Don Corrigan. May 6, 2014, 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Program at 5:00 PM. East Academic Building, room 102. RSVP to Nancy Higgins at or 314-968-6959.

Past Events

Sustainability Coalition Meeting – April 16, 2014,           12 - 1 PM, Emerson Library Conference Room. Minutes can be accessed here.

Superuse & Superadobe: New Ideas for Environmental Design - Julian Scaff, Assistant Professor, Art. September 19, 2013. 12-1pm. EAB 253/262 (free and open to the public)

Webster Wellness Fair –
Sept. 19, 2013, 11am-1pm, Grant Gym.

Involvement & Community Service Fair
Wednesday, September 4, 2013. 11am-2pm, Grant Gym.

Freshmen Move-In – August 22-23, 9am-4pm. Parking Lot N, near West Hall

One-Stop Shopping at New Student Orientation – August 22nd, 9am-4pm

Summer Lunch & Learn 2013 - Sustainability Professional Development Series

Greening Move-Out Recycling for Residential Halls/WVA – May 6-10, 2013.

Volunteers Needed for Arbor Day – Friday, April 26, 8am (Physical Plant in Lot D). 

E-Waste Recycling – Thursday, April 25, 8am-1pm (Parking Lot O).

April 12-13, 2013 – Webster University's 2nd Annual Sustainability Conference, Sustainability: Our Common Future


Sustainability Studies Minor *Undergraduate

BioDiversity Certificate *Undergraduate [NEW]

MA Education for Global Sustainability [NEW]

MBA with Environmental & Sustainability Management

Emphasis [NEW]

MS Environmental Management

Sustainability Institute for P12 Educators 2013

Sustainability Conference 2013

Sustainability Conference 2012

Recyclemania 2013

Culture of Green Grant Recycling Pilot