We’ve Done It
Listed below are green initiatives that have been implemented.
|1||Switched over to using 30% recycled copy paper in nearly all campus departments.|
|2||Reduced the number of days our suppliers come to campus from 5 days per week to 3 days per week.|
|3||Offer recycled content office supplies as an alternative to all of our virgin supplies through WB Mason's "Swap and Save" program.|
|4||ProShred - Wesleyan has saved over 750 trees by shredding our confidential papers|
|5||Two successful "Let's Go Green" vendor shows were held in February 2007 & 2008 to spread awareness to employees and vendors of our focus on sustainability.||
|6||WB Mason reduced its office supply deliveries from three to two times per week beginning July 1, 2011.|
|7||Implement water cooler filtration systems in campus offices.||Water filtration stations have been installed in all but two offices on campus.|
We’re Working On It
Listed below are initiatives that have been assigned to a person or office to plan a solution.
|1||Rewriting Wesleyan's purchasing policy to include environmental considerations||Policy written, awaiting subcommittee approval
|2||Pushing our vendors to reduce the packaging on orders of office supplies|
|3||Require departments to use re-manufactured toners when available.||Ongoing|
|4||Combine MRO (maintenance repair operation) purchases from one supplier.|
|5||Vendor consolidation whenever possible.|
We’re Getting to It
Listed below are initiatives that are in the evaluation stage to determine the best way to accomplish them.
|1||Drafting a campus-wide policy for catered events to serve water in pitchers or coolers, rather than serving bottled water.|
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