American Studies

Information on our sustainability initiatives

Wesleyan tracks our sustainability progress in several ways.  We complete annual greenhouse gas inventories, have completed a Climate Action Plan, and did a STARS evaluation in 2013.

Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2008-2014)

Visit the ACUPCC reporting website and click on the GHG Reports link or view a chart of GHG emissions.  Information includes:

  • square footage included in GHG inventory;
  • electricity use;
  • heating fuel use;
  • fuel used by campus vehicles (fleet);
  • commuting estimates of faculty/staff and students;
  • total waste and compost generated; and
  • agricultural information (fertilizer use).

Climate Action Plan (2010, revised 2012, Sustainability Action Plan coming Fall 2015)

View the 2010 Plan and 2012 revision.  Information includes:

  • Goals and strategies relating to academics, energy, facilities, transportation, waste, and Wesleyan's sustainability vision


View our 2013 STARS Scorecard and 2014 STARS Report.  STARS provides qualitative and quantitative information on Wesleyan's sustainability progress in the areas of:
    Curriculum, research, engagement, buildings, climate, dining, energy, grounds, purchasing, transportation, waste, water, planning, diversity/affordability, human resources, and investment

For other requests, please email Jen Kleindienst