Wesleyan Sustainability Office

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office, through the Sustainabilty Director and a team of student interns and Eco Facilitators, promotes inclusive and equitable environmental sustainability among students, faculty, staff, and the community. We strive to develop a diverse shared understanding of Wesleyan's short and long-term effects on people and the planet. We catalyze and advocate for new and existing programs and dialogues to create an empowered community that models individual and collective environmental and social responsibility and effects meaningful sustainable change.  

In practical terms, this means:

  • Measuring Wesleyan’s carbon footprint
  • Creating and implementing a Sustainability Action Plan to reduce carbon emissions and increase sustainability campus-wide
  • Developing thoughtful student leaders through internships and the Eco Facilitators program
  • Creating spaces such as the Sustainability Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship (SAGES) for communication between students, faculty, and staff
  • Encouraging environmentally and socially responsible behavior choices through a variety of approaches
  • Increasing awareness about campus programs and policies
  • Offering events, workshops and other opportunities to build skills and knowledge
  • Coordinating with Facilities to reduce waste and conserve energy and water
  • Partnering with the Office of Equity and Inclusion to draw parallels between social and environmental issues
  • Working together with departments, groups, and individuals across campus to develop sustainable initiatives
  • Evaluating Wesleyan's sustainability progress through STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System)

Who are the folks who are the Sustainability Office?  Come and meet them!