In 2007, President Michael S. Roth enthusiastically signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, which committed Wesleyan to climate neutrality by 2050. As part of this agreement, Wesleyan has:
- Completed yearly greenhouse gas inventories since 2008. View a presentation of greenhouse gases and climate action planning to learn more about our progress.
- The Sustainability Advisory Group (SAGES) published the first Climate Action Plan (CAP) in 2010, and revised it in 2012 to indicate accomplishments.
- SAGES and the Sustainability Office have begun work on Wesleyan's first Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), which will expand on the existing CAP to include a greater focus on academics and social sustainability goals. The SAP will include short-, mid-, and long-term goals and actions to move Wesleyan toward neutrality and create a more sustainable campus. The Sustainability Office and SAGES held a February 21 workshop to brainstorm ideas for Wesleyan's first Sustainability Action Plan and will be working on a first draft throughout the spring. Please click here to learn more or to get involved.