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

Sustainability Across the Curriculum

As recommended by the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), during the 2016-17 school year, there's a new multi-session Sustainability Across the Curriculum program through the financial assistance of the Wesleyan Green Fund and support of the Office of Faculty Career Development. This program is designed to expand faculty knowledge and skills related to teaching about sustainability and to make more courses including sustainability content available to students in all divisions.  There will be a workshop (10/25, 10-4) and post-workshop seminar series (dates TBD).  We hope to have faculty amend an existing course with a sustainability module in Spring 2017, Fall 2017, and/or Spring 2018.

If you are interested, apply to attend the Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop by Thursday, October 13, 2016. 

Eco-Facilitators Student Sustainability Survey

Check out this data from the Eco-Facilitators' recent survey of the student body's interest and knowledge of sustainability efforts on campus, ranging in topics from environmental justice, to composting, to shower timers and more!

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.