Wesleyan Sustainability Office

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office strives to promote inclusive and equitable environmental sustainability.  This includes reducing Wesleyan's carbon footprint, integrating sustainability into courses, providing fulfilling student internships, and 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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Students Discuss Wesleyan’s Sustainability Efforts during Earth Month

Students Discuss Wesleyan’s Sustainability Efforts during Earth Month

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, Wesleyan’s Sustainability Office led a virtual WesFest session to introduce Class of 2024 admitted students and their families to the office. Several Eco Facilitators and Sustainability Interns from the Wesleyan Sustainability Office, and members of the Wesleyan Green Fund and other environmental sustainability…
Wesleyan Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements

Wesleyan Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recently recognized Wesleyan University for completing the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) reporting process and earning a STARS Silver rating. STARS measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. “We primarily complete the STARS evaluation to have an objective, third-party…

Wesleyan Vows to Divest from Fossil Fuel Investments by the End of the Decade

At its most recent meeting on Feb. 29, the Wesleyan Board of Trustees discussed how to better align endowment investment practices with the University’s broad sustainability efforts. In a recent campus-wide email, President Michael Roth ’78 and Board of Trustees Chair Donna Morea ’76, P’06 shared the following message: Given the climate emergency, the investment…
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…
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