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.
Waste Not Collection
Waste Not volunteers are now collecting reusable items, toiletries, cleaning products, and unopened food. Learn more about what, where, and when to donate.
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.
Eco-to-GoDid 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.