Welcome to Wesleyan Sustainability!
Wesleyan University has been actively promoting sustainability since the 1980s, when it began a recycling program. Through the efforts of the Wesleyan Sustainability Office, Sustainability Advisory Group (SAGES), and the campus community, Wesleyan has expanded its sustainability efforts, which now include include a climate action plan and many sustainability policies and projects.
Please look through the links to the left to learn more about SAGES, the Sustainability Office, and our specific initiatives: climate action, engagement and events, energy, waste reduction, green building and grounds, transportation, purchasing, and water.
Eco Facilitators Program
The Sustainability Office is launching the Eco Facilitators Program in Fall 2014. Eco Facilitators (EFs) are peer-to-peer sustainability educators who promote sustainable lifestyle habits on campus. EFs will enroll in a year-long seminar course designed to equip them with the tools to collaborate with first-year students to encourage these behavior changes. Working as an Eco Facilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills, learn how to raise Wesleyan's environmental consciousness, and build a sustainable campus culture.
Learn more about the program at our first information session: Tuesday, February 25 from 7:30-8:30 PM in 41 Wyllys 114.
Sustainability Action Workshop
We are planning a workshop on February 21 from 12-5 PM in Allbritton 311 to brainstorm ideas for Wesleyan's first Sustainability Action Plan. Join in on the conversation!
In October, Wesleyan received a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) Silver rating following our year-long evaluation, put out by AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)! We're proud of our efforts and are looking forward to using our STARS data to set new goals. Learn more about what we're doing to promote sustainability on the STARS website and look for our first STARS Report in February.