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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Fall Harvest, Music, Gatherings at 2018 Pumpkin Fest

Fall Harvest, Music, Gatherings at 2018 Pumpkin Fest

The campus and local community celebrated the fall season during the College of the Environment’s annual Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 13. Held at the student-run, Long Lane Organic Farm, participants enjoyed farm tours, farm produce and baked good sales, crafts, face painting, local vendors, free veggie burgers and apple cider, a pie eating contest, prizes…

Wesleyan in the News

In this recurring feature in The Wesleyan Connection, we highlight some of the latest news stories about Wesleyan and our alumni. Recent Wesleyan News The New York Times: “Why Half a Degree of Global Warming Is a Big Deal” Gary Yohe, the Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, comments on a new report from the…
Eck ’19 Helping City of Middletown Earn Sustainability Certification

Eck ’19 Helping City of Middletown Earn Sustainability Certification

Since arriving on campus freshman year, Ingrid Eck ’19 has fully immersed herself in all Wesleyan has to offer: working on the Wesleyan Green Fund; founding Veg Out, a student group dedicated to food justice; and joining—and currently serving as president of—Wesleyan’s only sorority, Rho Epsilon Pi. She is also working toward not one, but…
Walking Paths Help Employees Avoid Sedentary Lifestyles at Work

Walking Paths Help Employees Avoid Sedentary Lifestyles at Work

(By Alessio Gallarotti ’15) This summer, the Sustainability Office, in conjunction with Human Resources, is encouraging Wesleyan employees to get out and walk. In 2016, with the approval of President Roth and his cabinet, as well as with strong grassroots support, the Sustainability Office began implementation of a five-year sustainability action plan (SAP), which included…
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