Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

The University of Oregon is a co-host of the the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC). The next conference will be held at Portland State University from February 6th to 8th, 2018. Conference details and registration information are available here.

WOHESC 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 and Oregon 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.


2017 Summary

The UO Office of Sustainability staff drove a van to the WAHESC (Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition) Conference from Wednesday  February 15th to Friday  Feb. 17th, 2017 in Spokane Washington. The Office of Sustainability supported nine UO students to attend the conference. ALL travel and lodging cost were covered by the Office of Sustainability, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, and the Student Sustainability Center. The 2017 WAHESC conference website is available here.