Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference

The UO Office of Sustainability staff will be driving a van to the WAHESC (Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition) Conference from Wednesday  February 15th to Friday  Feb. 17th in Spokane Washington.   There are seats in the van for 9 UO students to attend the conference. ALL travel and lodging cost will be covered by the Office of Sustainability, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, and the Student Sustainability Center.  Students are only responsible for covering the $40 cost of their registration and some meals. Click here to register for the conference.  Interested students will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis. Please fill out this form to reserve a spot.

Travel  Itinerary:
Leave Eugene for Spokane on Wednesday, February 15th at 11AM
Leave Spokane for Eugene on Friday, February 17th at 2PM


Details about the trip and conference:
It’s a seven hour road trip, not including stops at Multnomah Falls and possibly a Columbia River wind farm.   The van will caravan with students from Willamette, Oregon State, Southern Oregon University, and Portland State University. This is a great opportunity to network and learn from students at other institutions in the Pacific Northwest. 

The Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WAHESC) is a regionally focused opportunity for those teaching, working, or studying within higher education to come together and learn about sustainability in academics, operations, and research. Participants will explore ways to advance campus sustainability through the sharing of best practices, presentations on creative solutions to common challenges, and the development of regional collaborative networks. Through these facilitated conversations, workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities conference goers will help advance environmental performance at Washington State institutions of higher education, support regional policy goals, and drive the development of a generation of professionals who strive to live and work sustainably.