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Finance and Administration
Wesleyan's sustainability website aggregates information on student, faculty, staff, and campus-wide sustainability programs and initiatives. It includes sections on getting involved, climate action, academics, building & grounds, dining & food, energy, engagement, health & well-being, planning, purchasing, waste & recycling, transportation, and water.
A pilot newsletter was distributed to Wesleyan's sustainability committee, SAGES, Sustainability Office interns, and Eco Facilitators in Spring 2015. The Sustainability Office is considering a relaunch for FY 17 in partnership with the Office of University Communications.
There are Wesleyan Sustainability social media platforms for Facebook (@wesleyansustainability) and Twitter (@sustainablewes), which are updated regularly with campus, community, and global sustainability news, events, and information.
While there is not a regular column or sustainability reporter in the main student newspaper, sustainability stories are covered on a regular basis (usually at least 1 per week).
All honors theses, graduate liberal studies (GLS) works (MALS/MPhil), Masters theses, and dissertations are available through the WesScholar platform. These student works are searchable by major.
Each of Wesleyan's LEED-certified buildings include interior plaques and signage to highlight the building's sustainability features.
Dining halls have signage advertising local items, explanation of the post-consumer composting system, vegan and vegetarian options, and table signage that promote sustainability policies and practices.
The permaculture site in the Butterfields courtyard has explanations of the site plan. The permaculture site in West College courtyard has some limited signage. Signs around campus ask pedestrians to keep off new plantings to reduce plant stress.
On the sustainability website, there is information for commuters on alternative methods of transportation.
The Sustainability Office publishes a sustainability bookmark, sustainability dorm room tips, heating tips, and recycling information sheets for all incoming students. Additionally, there is sustainability-related information in New Student Orientation booklets and sustainability tips in new student packing lists.
The Sustainability Office has also created guides to sustainable living for undergrad and graduate students (see Quick Guides to Sustainability in link below).
Wesleyan has signs next to selected drinking fountains and water bottle filling stations to advertise their sustainability impacts.
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