We’ve Done It
Listed below are green initiatives that have been implemented.
|1||Wesleyan utilizes 12 electric and 5 hybrid vehicles for facilities management, waste management, and recycling.||First 4 electric vehicles purchased in 2007
|2||ITS has developed a Rideboard to facilitate carpools to and from campus, as well as employee commuting.||Launched in March 2008|
|3||The transportation subcommittee has identified towns from which employees commute and mileage from Wesleyan to identify carpooling opportunities.|
|4||A purchasing policy requires that all vehicles purchased by Wesleyan University must be low emissions vehicles (gas-electric hybrids, electric vehicles, or alternative fuel vehicles), unless it is absolutely necessary that a less fuel-efficient vehicle be purchased.|
|5||The Easy Street commuter van service is offered to Wesleyan faculty and staff in order to reduce the number of cars commuting to campus and their associated emissions.|
|6||Bike rental program established through WesBikes.||Fall 2010|
|7||ZipCar rental service established at Wesleyan.||November 2009|
|8||Transportation sustainability policy completed.||June 2009|
|9||Established student shuttle bus service to local airports and train stations before and after break periods.|
|10||Established Wesleyan stops on Middletown Area Transit bus to local shopping areas.|
We’re Working On It
Listed below are initiatives that have been assigned to a person or office to plan a solution.
Exploring the feasibility of purchasing carbon offsets to counter greenhouse gas emissions associated with university air travel.
|2||Continue to replace aging Physical Plant vehicles with low-emission vehicles.|
|3||Pursue rebate opportunity with CL&P Utility to install a second electric vehicle charging station on campus.|
|4||Evaluating the most accurate method(s) to estimate greenhouse gas emissions associated with university business-related air travel.|
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