We’ve Done It
Listed below are green initiatives that have been implemented.
|1||Wesleyan utilizes eleven electric vehicles for facilities management, mail services, waste management, and recycling.||Increased in 2007 from four vehicles|
|2||ITS has developed a Wesleyan Ride Board to facilitate carpools to and from campus, as well as employee commuting.||Launched in March 2008|
|3||The transportation subcommittee has calculated greenhouse gas emissions for campus fleet vehicles and faculty, staff, and student commuters.|
|4||The transportation subcommittee has identified towns from which employees commute and mileage from Wesleyan to identify where the biggest green house gas emission reductions can be achieved.|
|5||A new purchasing policy requires that all vehicles purchased by Wesleyan University must be low emissions vehicles (gas-electric hybrids, electric vehicles, or alternative fuel vehicles), unless it is absolutely necessary that a less fuel-efficient vehicle be purchased (to be reviewed by the sustainability committee).|
|6||The "Easy Street" commuter van service marketed to Wesleyan faculty and staff in order to reduce the number of cars commuting to campus and their associated emissions.|
|7||Bike rental program established.||Fall 2010|
|8||ZipCar rental service established at Wesleyan.||November 2009|
|9||Transportation sustainability policy completed||June 2009|
|10||Established student shuttle bus service to local airports and train stations before and after break period.|
|11||Established Wesleyan stops on Middletown Area Transit bus to local shopping areas.|
We’re Working On It
Listed below are initiatives that have been assigned to a person or office to plan a solution.
Exploring how to purchase "carbon offsets" to counter greenhouse gas emissions associated with university air travel.
|2||Submit grant proposal to Wesleyan Green Fund for funds to subsidize student use of local bus service.|
|3||Continue to replace aging Physical Plant vehicles with low-emission vehicles.|
|4||Help to promote "CLIMATE RIDE" fundraiser for the environment on campus, an annual bike ride from New York City to Washington D.C.|
|5||Pursue grant opportunity with CL&P Utility to install electric vehicle charging station on campus.|
We’re Getting to It
Listed below are initiatives that are in the evaluation stage to determine the best way to accomplish them.
|1||Evaluating the most accurate method(s) to estimate greenhouse gas emissions associated with university business-related air travel.|
|2||Evaluating economic feasibility of using current Wesleyan shuttle van fleet for employee commuting purposes.|
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