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 Action Plan

Wesleyan's first Sustainability Action Plan is complete and will be formally released in April 2016. The Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) was written with input from over 130 students, faculty, and staff.  It expands on the existing 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.

Earth Month is Here!

Students, faculty, and staff are hosting a variety of events throughout April to celebrate Earth Month, created by Cassia Patel '17.

Mission Statement

Read our mission statement to learn about the Sustainability Office's ideals, purpose and goals.

January SAGES Presentation

Check out a presentation from the January SAGES meeting to learn how Wesleyan is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in comparison to its peer universities.

Long Lane Farm Annual Report

Take a look at Long Lane Farm's annual report!

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.

Eco-to-Go

Did you know that all students, faculty, and staff can participate in Bon Appétit’s Eco-to-Go program?   Eco-to-Go is available at Usdan and Summerfields dining halls. To join the program, pay a one-time $5.00 (5 point) fee. Participants get an Eco-to-Go key chain when they sign up; this key chain can get swapped for a reusable container after a meal. Participants can bring back containers to be washed by Bon Appetit staff in exchange for a new container or a key chain to use at their next visit.