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Finance and Administration
Waste Not is an annual student-run collection of reusable items. Student interns and volunteers collect reusables in the spring and sell these items to students in the fall. In 2013, Wesleyan began a partnership with Goodwill Industries to further reduce waste.
10-25 tons of reusable items are recovered and resold or donated annually. Items are sold back to students to reduce costs and accessibility and waste is reduced significantly.
Students involved in Veg Out spread awareness of how the animal agriculture industry causes environmental destruction, human health issues, social inequality, and animal cruelty. They have launched a comprehensive campaign by working with our dining service to change our food purchasing and to create a permanent plant-based protein installation in our main dining hall. Goals include spreading awareness of the issues caused by the animal agriculture industry and providing educational resources regarding plant-based alternatives to help people visualize what it means to reduce meat consumption.
Veg Out is now a bi-monthly pilot program in which the largest dining hall (75+% of meals) serves no meat two meals per month.
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