The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is a platform for empowering and inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions. Through facilitated conversation, workshops, presentations and networking opportunities, participants will play a role in advancing environmental performance at Washington and Oregon State institutions of higher education, support regional policy goals and initiatives, and drive the development of a generation of professionals for whom sustainability is a core tenant of their work and life philosophy.
As a regional conference, WOHESC will promote a "local" focus, with dialogue specifically addressing issues in the Pacific Northwest. Solutions will be tailored for implementation in our unique political, social, economic and environmental climate. We hope attendees will also take this time to also develop and deepen working relationships with peers in the region.
"WOHESC brings together thought leaders, experienced practitioners, and engaged researchers to explore sustainability challenges facing our communities as well as opportunities and solutions. Stronger together, we hope to catalyze meaningful change not only at an institutional level, but collectively throughout the pacific northwest."
- Jenny McNamara | Campus Sustainability Director, Portland State University
We are electing student ambassadors from Washington and Oregon schools to help organize, recruit and champion student support for the sustainability departments to help activate greening programs in higher education. Please share the Campus Ambassador Program Overview with students in your network or email Caroline@wohesc.org to become involved.
WOHESC In the News & Resources
Press Release: Prominent Female Activists and Change-Leaders to Headline Sustainability Conference for Higher Education // 11.29.17
Press Release: Washington and Oregon Join Forces for Higher Education Sustainability Conference// 5.23.17
Strengthening Sustainability on Washington's Campuses A 2016-2017 Progress Report