Big Ideas for Sustainability
Climate change, renewable energy, and clean technologies are among the most urgent problems facing the planet. In fact, many of society’s most compelling issues stem from the conflict between lifestyles and finite, fragile resources. With historic expertise in plant sciences, power, and applied sciences and engineering, WSU’s researchers understand that energy and the environment require interdisciplinary solutions. By making sustainability a reality, we will find ways to meet current resource needs without compromising future generations.
As a charter member of the state’s Clean Tech Alliance and ranked among the top ten clean tech universities by Sustainable World Capital, WSU is recognized for significant advances in developing accessible and affordable alternative energy resources. Yet our ability to further leverage our expertise, attract the very top faculty and graduate talent, and support the state’s goals in a highly competitive national research environment is dependent on sustainability of another kind—private support for the ongoing pursuit of sustainable solutions.