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.
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!
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!