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 Team, student involvement, and our specific initiatives: climate action, building and grounds, dining and food, engagement and events, energy, waste reduction, transportation, purchasing, and water.
Get involved with SAGES in 2017SAGES (Wesleyan's sustainability committee) has set its meeting schedule for Spring 2017. SAGES will meet the first Wednesday of every month (2/1, 3/1, 4/5, and 5/3) from 12-1 PM in PAC 104. New people are always welcome at meetings to learn more or get involved.
Long Lane Farm Releases its 2016 Annual ReportLong Lane Farm continues to thrive. Check out their 2016 Annual Report for more information. Their 2015 and 2014 reports are also available.
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.
Welcome New Eco Facilitators and Interns!There are a lot of new faces in the in the Sustainability Office starting next semester! There are 15 new Eco Facilitators, 3 new Eco Facilitators Coordinators (Belén Rodríguez, Kati Young, and Sage Loomis), two new Composting Interns (Sarah Dobrow and Sam Harris), one new Sustainability Intern (Katie Shewfelt), and one new Communication and Outreach Intern (Yuhan Wang). Welcome aboard, all!
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 PlanWesleyan'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 StationsThere 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.