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

Freecycle Listserv

Check out Wesleyan's Freecycle email listserv or Facebook page to exchange work-related items (excess office supplies, furniture, etc.) or personal items (clothing, electronics, children's things, etc.) within the Wesleyan campus community!

The Sustainability Office is Hiring!

There are four temporary internship opportunities available for the 2017-18 school year.  Interviews will take place in late September.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Program Assistant

  • Provide program support and faculty assistance for the Sustainability Across the Curriculum program, which helps faculty to integrate sustainability into their courses.
  • This position is currently open, to apply, email jkleindienst@wesleyan.edu with resume, 1-2 references, and 1-2 paragraph statement of interest

RecycleCT Focus Group and Survey Interns

  • Develop and run focus groups and surveys to assess recycling habits at Wesleyan and in Middletown
  • This position is currently open, to apply, email jkleindienst@wesleyan.edu with resume, 1-2 references, and 1-2 paragraph statement of interest

Building Sustainability Policy is now in effect!

In early May, Wesleyan completed its first Building Sustainability Policy, which outlines requirements and ideas for integrating sustainability into building projects in the areas of energy, materials and furnishings, and water use.  A focus of this plan is addressing Wesleyan's carbon footprint.

STARS Evaluation Report Released

In our latest STARS evaluation, Wesleyan received a Silver rating for our sustainability work. Check out our STARS Report to learn more about our efforts!

Recycle your writing utensils, batteries and more!

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

Go green with catering!

Bon Appetit has just updated its catering page to include the Sustainable Catering Guide created by SAGES members.  Check it out for information on how to reduce waste and save money by ordering right for your needs.

Sustainability Action Plan

Wesleyan's first Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) was formally released in April 2016. 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.