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Center for Sustainability and the Environment
The website for the Center for Sustainability and the Environment is the repository for information about Wells College's sustainability efforts in curricular and research areas, in campus operations, and campus and community outreach efforts.
The WellSpring newsletter is a quarterly newsletter offering information of general campus interest about sustainability matters, as well as specific content in the areas of curriculum, operations, and outreach. The PDF version of the newsletter can be accessed from the Sustainability home page.
Wells Center for Sustainability and the Environment FACEBOOK page provides information about Center activities as well as general campus sustainability news.
WellsSust Center TWITTER feed (https://twitter.com/WellsSustCenter)
We do not have a student newspaper.
Each semester, the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Services hosts an Internship Fair, for which all interns from the semester (or summer or winter intercession) semester prepare a poster and are on hand to answer questions. Many of these internships and research projects are related to sustainability (and if so, are also highlighted in the WellSpring sustainability newsletter). In addition, the Long Library archives student senior thesis papers.
In the newly-renovated Zabriskie Hall, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment provides information in its sustainability classroom (that is used for other classes and is the destination for campus tours), we have posted information about the sustainability features of the project.
In our dining hall dish room, we have signage that clearly identifies how to separate compostable food waste from landfill trash from recyclable materials from reusable serviceware. In addition, there are labels on the sneezeguard over each pan in the entree/sides cases that identify whether a food contains meat or is vegetarian or vegan.
The GRIND, the student-run coffee house, highlights their offering of fair trade certified coffees.
In Summer/Fall 2015, to support educational activities during our annual Peachtown Native American Festival, along a public walkway, we created a special Three Sisters Planting demonstration (commingled corn, beans and squash plants, as per indigenous Iroquois gardening practice) and we labeled the planting with informational signage about the demonstration. We also provided individual plant labels in a newly developed herb garden. We also provided informational signage about the new raised bed gardens designed and constructed by the Introduction to Gardening classes.
Wells College is in the village of Aurora which does not have transit service available.
Wells College offers shuttle van service from campus to Ithaca and Auburn for shopping and to connect to bus and airline service. Students can utilize the shuttle service for free, but have to proactively reserve their ride.
We created a printed guide for resident students on how to live more sustainably. A hard copy of this guide was issued to all incoming students at check-in.
We create monthly Installment mini-newsletters that we place inside bathroom stalls to convey sustainability-related news and information. The link to current and past issues of the Installments can be viewed on the Sustainability website.
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