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Unofficial Orientation Series 2017: How to Keep Wes Green

This is a repost of mostly a repost of Samira‘s two updates of DMZ‘s original 2012 post but with some important updates, so read on, dear freshies.

Is there anything more romantic than a bike ride in place? (October 2012)

Is there anything more romantic than a bike ride in place? (October 2012)

This is part of our 2017 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

If you came to Wesleyan because of some vague, or obvious, interest in environmentalism, then you’re in luck! If you find the right people, organizations, classes, etc. then you’ll have a great support system for keeping green on campus. If you thought it was impressive that the admissions building has solar panels on top of it (mostly a ploy to get environmentalist students to apply), then you’ll have a great time getting involved with sustainability efforts at Wes.

First of all, Wesleyan has a sustainability coordinator, whose role is to help further Wesleyan’s mission of sustainability, including making things clearer to you. Her name is Jen Kleindienst and you can send her an email at jkleindienst(at)wes. For any and all questions regarding sustainability, you should also check out Wesleyan’s sustainability website. (I’ll be going through the most important details, but I can’t link to everything.)

420 Eco Stage Show featuring 3D Printed Vegan Snax

From Phoebe Bodkin ’17:

Scott Beibin’s eco stage show– a bicycle-powered show — is a cross between Bill Nye and Whose Line is it Anyway. It features a home-built 3D printer that prints vegan snacks for the audience. His hope is to expose students to the vanguard of independent science research communities and to encryption and cyber security. The show features wearable technologies, like a gauntlet with screen/keyboard that controls the projections. Perfect for your 420 celebrations!
Funded by the Green Fund and WSA :D

Date: Thursday, April 20
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Place: Lawn beside CFA if nice out, Crowell Hall if raining

Apply for a grant from the Green Fund

wesleyangreenfundFrom the Wesleyan Green Fund:

Do you have an idea for an environmentally-related project? The Green Fund wants to help you make it happen! Even if you’re unsure of if your proposal is “environmental,” please reach out to us–we’ve funded proposals ranging from the bike repair stand outside of Usdan, to zines, to bringing various speakers and workshops to campus. If you have a project you want to pursue, we have the funds for you!

Submit proposals here: http://www.wesleyangreenfund.org/apply-for-project-funding

email ieck[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions

The Green Fund evaluates proposals as they come. Submissions are open all semester.

Apply to be on the Green Fund!

wesleyangreenfundFrom The Wesleyan Green Fund:

Looking for a way to get involved in sustainability on campus? Want to support others in making their environmentally friendly dreams a reality? The Wesleyan Green Fund is accepting applications for new members until October 3rd! Email ieck[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Apply here.

Application deadline: Monday, October 3rd

 

Propose Your Plan to the Green Fund

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Brent Packer ’15 wants to give you fundz:

The Green Fund is flush with ca$hmoneyz and is eager to give you a bushel for your campus project.

Submit (link here) your clearly defined idea that will advance Wesleyan’s commitment to sustainability & conservation by Friday, November 15th. Feel free to reach out to any of the committee members with questions or suggestions. We’re quite charming.

When: October 15th – November 15th
How: Submit through online form
Contact: bpacker[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Propose your Plan to the Green Fund

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The generous, and good lookin’ Green Fund committee member Brent Packer ’15 wants YOU to have some more green in your life.

The Green Fund is flush with ca$hmoneyz and is eager to give you a bushel for your campus project.

Submit your clearly defined idea that will advance Wesleyan’s commitment to sustainability & conservation by Sunday, April 28th. Feel free to reach out to any of the committee members with questions or suggestions. We’re quite charming.

Deadline: April 28
Submit here.

Sustainability Roundtable presented by The Green Fund

Via Sam Walker ’13:

Do you want to learn more about the green initiatives at Wes? Curious about how you can make a difference? Trying to find people to help achieve your sustainable visions? Like hanging out in the Public Affairs Center?

Join the Green Fund Committee in PAC 001 at 3 pm Sunday 11/4 [That’s Tomorrow!] for a proposal workshop and a project brainstorming session!

THERE WILL BE FOOD, LIGHT BEVERAGES, COFFEE, AND MORE

DATE: Tomorrow
TIME: 3 pm
WHERE: PAC 001

Campus Sustainability Day

Haley Greenberg ’14 and Emma Pattiz ’13 have plans.

This year, Wesleyan took a big step forward by registering with AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, as a follow up to President Roth signing the Presidents’ Climate Commitment last year. We’ve also made an important commitment to better our community by joining STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, to rate how sustainable our institution is and find ways to make it better.

Join your fellow sustainability advocates in a day of awareness and appreciation for everything we’re doing beyond these BIG steps, from Long Lane Farm, to WILDWes, WesFRESH, Campus Composting, Urban Gardening, Green Fund, CRI, and so much more! Come enjoy an explosion of good eats and treats at the Farmers’ Market and join the conversation in Usdan110 where we’ll be screening a keynote address from the organizers of Campus Sustainability Day beyond Wesleyan. Volunteer at the Farm, WILDwes courtyard, or Middletown urban gardens! Watch demos by student groups and visiting environmentalists! Also, bring your bike to pedal for power for a smoothie while listening to live music performances all afternoon!

When: Wednesday, October 24.
Where:Usdan Courtyard

Apply to be on the Green Fund Committee

Delphine Starr ’14 writes in to let y’all know that the Green Fund Committee is now accepting member applications for the upcoming school year:

The Committee is responsible for allocating the funds raised from the Green Fund Fee: an opt-out $15 fee charged to each undergraduate each semester. Any student, faculty, or staff member can submit a proposal to the Committee to improve Wesleyan’s environmental footprint. There are currently two openings on the Green Fund Committee. If you feel like you would be a good candidate, fill out the application.

The application is due on Monday, September 24th by 9 pm. For more information, visit the Green Fund’s website. You can also contact greenfund(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions or comments.

WILDWes Comes to the ‘Tube

“clean, green, smooth, well-kept, well-maintained…it’s attractive”

Before you whip out the greenface and then raze that Novembeard-turned-finals-beard, that quote isn’t excerpted from the updated College Prowler description for attractive Wesleyan students (sorry to disappoint).  No, but while you’re sitting at home wondering what you used to do before finals anyway, check out what WILDWes has been up to.

The video, by Erin O’Donnell ’12 and Ofer Levy ’12, tells us some cool facts about landscaping in the United States and some of the WILDWes organizers take us through the process.  There are some great shots of mulching and the Sustainable Landscape Design student forum from this semester.  President Michael Roth and others involved, such as from Physical Plant, express their support as well.  Just watch the video already.

You can also check out more about WILDWes on their website.