Tag Archive for sustainability

Intern with 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet (1%) exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Launched in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia, Inc.) and Craig Mathews (Blue Ribbon Flies), 1% is a growing, global network of companies that give at least 1% of their annual sales to nonprofit organizations…

Earth Month 2014 at Wesleyan

April is Earth Month at Wesleyan, and the Sustainability Office has events all month long! Here is a sampling of the events we are most excited for, but remember to check the Sustainability website for a full calendar. WILD Wes Workday: Head down to the WestCo Courtyard or Butterfields Courtyard to help WILD Wes get…

Wesleyan Sustainability Office Eco Facilitators program (info session 3/25 at 7:30pm, apps due 4/3)

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is launching the new 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 semester-long seminar course designed to equip them with the tools to collaborate with first-year students to encourage these behavior changes.  Working as…

#Green4Green offers $4k for an environmentally-friendly project at Wesleyan

National Office Furniture is offering your school or university some green to help green it up! Submit a personality-filled video by May 15th online explaining how you’d use a cash prize for an environmentally-friendly project. Winners will be selected by online voting, so vote for your favorite video starting June 2nd! How It Works Create…

Eco Faciliatators Information Session (2/25)

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is launching the new 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 semester-long seminar course designed to equip them with the tools to collaborate with first-year students to encourage these behavior changes. Working as…

Campus Consciousness Challenge

Win $10,000 to pursue your green idea! REVERB is issuing a Campus Consciousness Challenge to find the next great sustainable idea and all undergrads are encouraged to apply. What kind of green ideas? Something that inspires A new product or service A community campaign A campus-based change A work of art Something that changes hearts…

Business Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability (10/9 at noon, lunch provided)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, College of the Environment, and Sustainability Office present Business Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability a talk by Kira (Markiewicz) Fabrizio `97,  Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Boston University School of Management Wednesday, October 9 12 noon-1 p.m. Allbritton 311 The media is full of stories pointing the finger at…

What’s Going on in Social Innovation // A Mobile Farmers’ Market

In the South Bronx, there is a school bus. This school bus is special, and we’re not talking about reruns of the Magic School Bus here. The South Bronx Mobile Market is a farmers’ market that operates out of a school bus. Bringing fresh produce from the Wassaic Community Farm in Upstate New York, Tanya…

Co.Exist // 9 Apps to Help You Make Better Food Choices

From this Co.Exist Article: “It’s hard to talk about the future these days without talking about apps. Back in 2008, our mobile phones were primarily for making calls and sending and receiving text messages. Now, they’re for tweeting, checking Facebook, playing Angry Birds, and utilizing apps that tell us when the next bus is coming,…