Tag Archive for sustainability

Apply for the 2015-2016 Eco Facilitators Program!

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is seeking rising sophomores and juniors to serve as Eco Facilitators for the 2015-2016 school year. Eco Facilitators are peer-to-peer sustainability educators who promote energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and other sustainable habits on campus. In the fall, EFs will enroll in a semester-long student forum designed to equip them with…

Activist Training Workshop with Isabel Stern ’14

An opportunity from Mitch Fehr ’16 and Aly Raboff ’16, the Green Corps On-Campus Interns: Green Corps is coming back to campus! Please join us on Thursday, March 26 from 6-8 PM in 45 Wyllys room 114 for an on-campus activist training workshop led by Isabel Stern ’14, a Green Corps-trained activist organizer and Wes alum. The workshop will…

#SustainU2015 at Eastern Connecticut State University

If you’re working for a greener campus here at Wesleyan, register for the Second Annual Campus Sustainability Conference at ECSU to learn about initiatives at other universities, discuss your own projects, and meet collaborators from across the state. PCSE Seed Grant recipient Potlux will present on their work, alongside students, faculty, and staff from several other colleges.…

Hispanic/Latino Cultures and Sustainability

From Debra Row, Ph.D., President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development: The Hispanic/Latino cultures will continue to grow in influence in the United States and have the potential to help build a more sustainable future. We at the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium, in collaboration with HACU — the Hispanic Association of Colleges…

College of the Environment Summer Internship

Wesleyan’s College of the Environment offers internships for students to undertake research under the guidance of a Wesleyan faculty or other mentor during the Summer or Fall of 2015. The projects must relate to any of the broad themes covered by Environmental Studies. These internships are available to students across the entire University regardless of major…

The Future of Travel: A New Way Forward

Join representatives from the Wesleyan Sustainability Office, Zipcar, CT Rides, and tech startup Wheeli for an information session, open-panel discussion, and networking opportunity about the latest and greatest in sustainable transportation. Invite your friends, contribute to the discussion, and pitch your own ideas as you network with the featured organizations over a common purpose of…

Trees Trees Trees: Help Macdonough Students Win $10,000 for their School

Evan Bieder ’15, co-coordinator for Wesleyan’s Hunger and Homelessness program, is interning with a new STEM program at Macdonough School as his practicum for the Civic Engagement Certificate. Several of the 4th grade students at Macdonough have worked together to make a video that has now reached the national finals for the Scottie’s TREES ROCK! Video…

Request for Proposals: Campus Sustainability Conference

Are you involved with campus sustainability projects at Wesleyan? Eastern CT State University is accepting proposals from students, faculty and staff for presentations, workshops, or panels on topics related to sustainability at higher education institutions. Submissions are due February 6 and can fall within the following themes: Social Media & Sustainability Student Coalitions Adaption and…

Sustainability & Sports Business Plan Competition

From fields, courts, and pools to athletic gear and team travel, the sports industry, like every industry, needs to consider the impact it has on society and the environment. The Next Play invites students to rethink the relationship between sports and sustainability by entering a national business plan competition, where they may win a portion of $30,000 in prizes. Ventures…

New “Wild Walls” for WestCo

Wesleyan’s Environmental Organizers Network (E.O.N.) is bringing some much-needed color to campus with “Wild Walls,” a series of vertical pallet gardens that will beautify campus, bring attention to the cause of green walling, and provide students and passers-by with free herbs and flowers. The exterior of WestCo 1 currently boasts the first three panels, which…