News & Announcements

3/8/2009 Focus the Nation Returns, with a website!
EON will be hosting Focus the Nation, a speaker series during April held in partnership with Earth Month! Check it out.

2/29/2009 Waste Not! 2009 Recruits for Volunteers
Interested in helping out at the annual tag sale, Waste Not!? Email nchristiani@wes or asanroman@wes. 

2/24/2009 WSA Announces X-Prize!
The WSA will be giving a cash prize for the top three creative ideas about sustainability at Wes! Learn More!

5/9/2008 Vote for Green Trustees!

Wesleyan seniors and alumni, vote for trustees who have ambitious visions for addressing sustainability at Wesleyan! Learn more about the candidates and vote before May 25!

4/8/2008 New Dining Service Initiatives and Physical Plant Sustainability Jobs
Bon Appetit has announced a couple of initiatives relavant to sustainability in the past couple of weeks. They will be holding a Trayless Tuesday on April 8th(yes, today), as well as a Lo-Carbon Diet Day on April 22(Earth Day). In addition, one may now drop off used paper bags at the Take A Bag, Leave A Bag Rack outside of Weshop.

Also, Physical Plant has agreed to hire several interns for sustainability-related projects, for anywhere from 2-15 hours a week. Those interested should contact Bill Nelligan at

3/08: Waste Committee receives funding for 10 backyard composters!

10/07: President Roth signs the President's Climate Commitment.

Conferences, Events, Internships

3/3/2009 - Powershift a Success!
More than 30 Wesleyan students traveled to DC the weeked of February 27-March 2 to attend Powershift, a national youth summit. Stay tuned for more reports!

3/8/2009 Greenpeace Organizing Term

The deadline for applications for the Fall 2009 Greenpeace Organizing Term is fast approaching! From the recruiters:
The Greenpeace Organizing Term (GOT) is an action-packed semester and the best hands-on training available for you to become an environmental leader. You’ll be investing in your leadership skills as you’re trained in grassroots organizing, media, direct action and campaign strategy. You'll also travel abroad with Greenpeace and join a team of incredible activists working together to protect the planet.
You must be 18-24 years of age and either a high school senior or an undergraduate at a college or university to apply. There are a limited number of spots open for the Fall D.C. class, so apply now!"
Find out more here. Or e-mail the organizers at