An integral part of Wesleyan College's current Strategic Plan is the creation of ways for students, faculty, and staff to support sustainability initiatives. Sustainability is intentionally integrated into curricular and co-curricular teaching and learning.
The Environmental Concerns Committee involves the campus in two environmentally conscience events each semester. Such events involve campus clean-up and helping the Arboretum committee in a campus-wide effort to clean up the Arboretum trails.
Accredited by the Morton Registry of Arboreta in 2013, the arboretum comprises 100 acres of mixed pine and hardwood forest and lies within the boundaries of Wesleyan’s suburban Rivoli campus.
in the country for recycling paper.
Bundled Energy Solutions included upgrades to HVAC, lighting fixtures, and bulbs.
plastic water bottles saved in one year.
Charter signatory to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) - 2007
Climate Action Plan developed to guide Wesleyan College to climate neutrality by 2047.
Development of a student garden to grow pollinator plants, vegetables, and herbs.
Environmental Studies major/minor established.
One historic building renovated to LEED Gold standards.
One new building constructed to LEED Silver standards.
Greenhouse gas inventories performed.
Low flow toilets and faucets installed in three buildings. Installed water bottle filling stations and saved 42,190 plastic water bottles in one year of implementation.
Award winning recycling program ranked 188th in the country for waste minimization, 28th for paper recycling, 64th for bottles and cans and 71st for corrugated cardboard.
Eco-themed residential housing established to allow students to practice hands-on sustainability.