Wesleyan Sustainability Office

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office strives to promote inclusive and equitable environmental sustainability.  In practical terms, this includes everything from reducing Wesleyan's carbon footprint to integrating sustainability into more courses to student internships to fostering spaces on campus for education, discussion, and action on sustainability issues.  Please explore, whether you're looking to attend an event, learn more, or get involved!

 

 

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What’s the Buzz About Pollinators? Class Visits Local Apiary to Find Out

What’s the Buzz About Pollinators? Class Visits Local Apiary to Find Out

Students in a Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems class recently stepped out of the classroom … and into beekeeping suits. The buzzworthy hands-on experience was part of a field trip to an apiary in Norwich, Conn. “The course explores strategies to create a sustainable agriculture and food system,” said Rosemary Ostfeld ’10, visiting assistant professor…
Wesleyan Partners with Organization to Recycle Surplus Furniture

Wesleyan Partners with Organization to Recycle Surplus Furniture

Every summer, when campus is relatively quiet, the Facilities Team is hard at work maintaining, renovating, and upgrading all of Wesleyan’s buildings and grounds. Part of this work involves the large-scale replacement of furniture in residential facilities—a process that has recently been made more environmentally friendly thanks to a partnership with IRN, an organization dubbed…

Commute to Work with New Vanpooling Option

This year, the Sustainability Office is partnering with Commute with Enterprise to offer vanpooling opportunities to employees. A vanpool is a group of 7–15 people traveling to work together in a minivan or a 12–15 passenger van. Vanpool groups usually meet each day at a prearranged location, such as a park-and-ride lot. Commuters pay a…
Wesleyan Publishes Sustainability Action Plan Progress Report

Wesleyan Publishes Sustainability Action Plan Progress Report

Wesleyan’s Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), developed in 2016, is a five-year plan that reflects Wesleyan’s commitment to a sustainable future. Written with input from more than 130 students, faculty, and staff, the plan establishes goals, objectives, strategies, timelines, metrics, and responsible parties in topic areas. In November, Wesleyan’s Sustainability Office released its first Sustainability Action Plan…
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