Tag Archive for sustainability

Summer Job Opportunities // Urban Farming in Hartford

This just in: TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR WES STUDENTS! Summer Jobs in Urban Farming in Hartford! We’re hiring for two Green Fund-sponsored positions with Summer of Solutions Hartford! Summer of Solutions Hartford is a youth-led food justice non-profit in the South End of Hartford.  We run a 9-week summer program in which youth participants work to construct and run…

Grant Opportunity // Mini Grants from NECSF

MINI-GRANTS New England Campus Sustainability Forum » Mini-Grants Grants are available to students to: Foster students’ interest and participation in campus sustainability efforts Prepare students, as important stakeholders of an institution’s sustainability, with an understanding of how to raise awareness for campus sustainability through implementing a campus-wide project Encourage students at under-resourced institutions, minority-serving institutions, and…

Hartford Business Profiles PCSE-Sponsored Water Dispenser Competition

Check out the full article here: “College commencement ceremonies are accompanied by weekend long events, thousands of visitors, and consequently a great deal of waste. In response, colleges and universities across Connecticut are taking steps to make their graduation ceremonies as environmentally friendly as possible. Wesleyan University in Middletown, in the midst of a yearlong…

Student Entrepreneurs Wanted: ‘Organic Perspectives’

This just in from Anthony Kululu: “Since 2007, our nonprofit ‘Organic Perspectives’ has been helping rural smallholder farmers in Uganda’s deforested remote communities to restore their degraded croplands through agroforestry, fuel-switch to alternative household energy technologies and adopting organic gardening methods. At this point, our goal is to build our own source of internal funding…

Did You Know? Fact #20.

Today’s fact pertains to Wesleyan and Middletown’s collaborative efforts to promote sustainability. While sustainability undoubtedly comes up in Environmental Studies classes and meetings for student groups such as the Enivronmental Organizers Network (EON), WesFRESH, and SAGES, it is also a topic that is presented at Orientation, Staff Trainings, and Reunion & Commencement. If you’re looking…

Earth Month 2013: “Rethinking How Money Works” Event

To celebrate and raise awareness of Earth Month, Wesleyan is creating and engaging in a plethora of events, discussions, and talks, on campus and off. We’d like to highlight a social entrepreneurship-related event, so if you’re interested in attending and require transportation, email Makaela Kingsley at mjkingsley(at)wes. “Rethinking How Money Works: Monetary Reform as a…