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Summer Wild Wes Update, or: “WHAAAT?”

For the second year in a row, an army of highly motivated WILD Wes members is spending the summer slaving away in the WestCo Courtyard while you bum around all day on your (choose one) couch/internship. Last summer, they left us with an artful pile of something called “mulch.” This summer, the student group seems to have transformed the familiar courtyard into an elaborate labyrinth-type crop circle extravaganza, also known as well as a “western shrub-tolerant plant border.” I’m not on campus at the moment, but I caught a few photo updates of the project via the University’s photo Tumblr. The changes are striking, to say the least.

Update: After this post first went up, WILD Wes member Manon Lefevre ’14 sent me a few details and corrections regarding the project, including the fact that the labyrinth is only temporary:

The shrub-tolerant plant border is along the western edge of the site, which is the top (not the bottom where the labyrinth is). These are hardy, edible fruit bushes that will tolerate harsher conditions (for instance, the slating on the sidewalks in the winter that inevitably run off down). You can see pictures on the blog and blog posts about it; it’s up at the top (in other words, spans from down near Weshop to all the way up by Foss 4).

Help the Environment and your Wardrobe!

Mother Teresa ’13 is letting hir humanitarian tendencies all hang out there:

Do us all a favor and get rid of those cargo shorts you’ve had since the summer ’05. We are collecting clothes for a sale that will be held on Earth Day (April 22nd). We will be selling them at great prices and all proceeds will be donated to the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. Clothes can be donated in boxes located in each laundry room around campus. If you have too many clothes or are just too lazy to move them, email gkuipersATwesleyanDOTedu and we will come get your clothes from your room!

Date: April 14 – April 21
Time: This ¬†field is pointless, so here’s something entertaining.
Place: Your Laundry Room!

EON Meeting

Hey all you environmentalists and environmentally-curious Wesleying readers!! EON (Environmental Organizers’ Network) is having a meeting on Monday and wants YOU to come hear about the progress made on campus so far this year and contribute your ideas and input. If you’d like your club/initiative added to the agenda, email Marj at mdodson(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. If you want to get involved, there’s a lot of cool stuff going on right now, so come learn about them and make an impact!!

Date: Oct. 11
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounger, Exley