From Catherine Marquez ’16:
Connecticut burns more trash per person than any other state in the country, while its recycling rate has remained stagnant for over a decade. Last year, Wesleyan sent 669 tons of waste to the incinerator, while diverting 30% of its waste to recycling and compost. Zero Waste is a new perspective that holds that it is possible to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost enough that we no longer send anything to landfills and incinerators. Come to learn what Zero Waste means, if it’s really possible, and about current attempts to increase recycling and reduce waste on campus, in Middletown, and across the state.
Abe Scarr – Director, ConnPIRG, leading statewide zero waste efforts
Kim O’Rourke – Recycling Coordinator, Town of Middletown
Jen Kleindienst – Sustainability Coordinator, Wesleyan & Students from WesCompost and Wesleyan Food Rescue
Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
Talk to Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst before eco-Armageddon happens:
If you haven’t stopped by yet, now is your last chance in 2012 to talk with Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator! She’s happy to answer questions and hear what your thoughts are!
Date: Today, December 5th
Place: Usdan 1st floor
Cost: Bring a lunch!
Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst reminds you not to chat with food in your mouth:
It’s time for the bi-weekly Sustainability Chat and Chew!
Enjoy lunch with Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator, Jen Kleindienst, to ask questions about what’s recyclable, what sustainability is, or whatever you’d like.
Date: Tomorrow, November 14th
Place: Usdan 1st Floor (look for Sustainability Office sign)
Cost: BYO Lunch
A timely event from Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst:
Want to learn about sustainability projects on campus? Did you even know there was a sustainability office at Wes?
Come meet Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator, Jen Kleindienst, in Usdan (look for the Sustainability Office sign) to talk about what’s going on at Wes, Hurricane Sandy, or whatever you’d like.
Date: Tomorrow, October 31st
Place: Usdan First Floor
Haley Greenberg ’14 writes in:
Interested in what your fellow Wesleyan students are doing to make our community a more sustainable place? Interested in participating in Campus Sustainability Day on October 24 to broadcast all the great initiatives we have? Interested in helping plan the day of festivities on campus?
Check out AASHE and Campus Sustainability Day here!
Next week we will hold a brainstorming session with Jen Kleindienst, our Sustainability Coordinator, to get the ball rolling. Contact hgreenberg(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more information.
Date: Thursday, October 4
Time: 5 pm
Marj “Not Marge” Dodson ’13 seeks members for a student panel on sustainability:
This year, Wesleyan University has a new sustainability coordinator Jen Kleindienst. Maybe you went to the potluck welcoming her to campus or have heard of some of her first initiatives. Maybe you have some ideas of how she can make sustainability at Wesleyan rock.
I’m leading a student advisory panel to help Jen out—keep her in the loop as to what students are up to and help set goals for the semester and year. If you’re interested in being apart of this group, please shoot me a quick email by Thursday at noon and let me know why you’re interested. My email: mdodson(zat)wesleyan(zot)edu.
Deadline: Thursday at noon
Wesleyan has hired its first ever Sustainability Coordinator.
From Earth House:
Come join Earth House and the environmental community on campus in welcoming our new sustainability coordinator Jen Kleindienst to Wesleyan! This will be a meet and greet event.
Seeing as this is a potluck, please bring food or drink to share, as well as your own reusable plate and fork!
Date: Tonight, Wednesday, September 12
Time: 6 pm
Place: Earth House, 159 High. St.
Cost: Food to share