Welcome to Sustainability at Wesleyan!

Wesleyan University has been actively promoting sustainability since the 1980s.  Through the efforts of the Wesleyan Sustainability Office, Sustainability Advisory Group (SAGES), and the campus community, Wesleyan has expanded its sustainability efforts, which now include include a climate action plan and many sustainability policies and projects. Please look through the links to the left to learn more about SAGES, the Sustainability Office, Green Teamstudent involvement, and our specific initiatives: climate actionbuilding and groundsdining and food, engagement and events, energy, waste reductiontransportation, purchasing, and water

What's New

The Sustainability Office is Hiring!

There is currently one opening for a Sustainability Intern, starting in February 2017.  There will be an opening for a Communications Intern in Spring 2017 mid-semester.  Check the internships page for application forms, job descriptions, and more information.

Energy Conservation Pilot Project Underway

SAGES is working on a campaign to encourage energy conservation in academic and administrative buildings on campus.  In December, temporary signage will go up in Fisk, North College, and 74 Wyllys.  Pending results, the program will roll out to other campus buildings in January.

Freecycle Listserv

Looking for free things? Want to clean out your clutter in a sustainable way?

Sign up for Wesleyan's Freecycle listserv to exchange work-related items (excess office supplies, furniture, etc.) or personal items (clothing, electronics, children's things, etc.) within the Wesleyan campus community!

Sustainability Action Plan

Wesleyan's first Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) was formally released in April 2016. Thanks to President Roth for his introduction and input from over 130 students, faculty, and staff in creating this plan.  The SAP expands on the 2010 Climate Action Plan (CAP) to include a greater focus on academics and social sustainability.  The SAP builds a framework toward a sustainable future by guiding our actions over the next five years.  A full-text version is available here.

New Recycling Stations

There are two new (bright green) recycling locations on campus!  One is in Exley lobby (near Pi Cafe) and the second is in Usdan (by the north entrance).  Both stations accept batteries, CDs, ink cartridges, string lights, CFLs, and other non-conventional recyclables.  To recycle other items, visit the where we recycle page.