Sustainability Plans

Wesleyan University is committed to building a sustainable planet.  Climate change and a rapidly changing world provide us with the impetus to take greater steps toward a sustainable future.  We seek to be an institution on the forefront of sustainable change, one that promotes environmental, social, and financial sustainability in everything that we do.  Sustainability is not an end goal, but an ongoing process. 

The 2016-2021 Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) was written with input from over 130 students, faculty, and staff and with information gathered in Wesleyan's STARS evaluation.  It expands on the 2010 Climate Action Plan to include a greater focus on academics and social sustainability.  The SAP builds a framework toward a sustainable future by guiding our actions over the next five years.  It establishes goals, objectives, strategies, timelines, metrics, and responsible parties in topic areas. Each of the sections is summarized below.  

Wesleyan is currently working on a Sustainability Strategic Plan, which will be released in late 2021.  A November 2021 workshop will be held to gather feedback on the plan's implementation - stay tuned!