American Studies

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, student involvement, and our specific initiatives: climate actionbuilding and groundsdining and food, engagement and events, energy, waste reductiontransportation, purchasing, and water

What's New?

Energy Conservation Policy

Wesleyan is adopting a new policy to reduce energy use and costs and reduce our carbon footprint through adjusting building temperatures.  Learn more about the policy and how to keep comfortable here.

Eco Facilitators Program

The Eco Facilitators are here!  EFs are peer-to-peer sustainability educators who promote sustainable lifestyle habits on campus.  The first class of 11 EFs are now in Clark, 200 Church, WestCo, Butterfield A, and Butterfield C.  

Sustainability Action Plan

We are in the process of writing our first Sustainability Action Plan and are currently developing goals, objectives, and strategies in working groups.  A first draft will be complete by late 2014.

College Sustainability Map

Professor Mary Alice Haddad collaborated with Second Nature and the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis to create the new College Sustainability Map, which compares greenhouse gas inventory information from Wesleyan and all other ACUPCC signatory schools.