The rad Rebecca Sokol ’15 hollers:
The Office of Sustainability is looking for 2-3 interns to join our team in Fall 2013. Interns manage the Waste Not program and the monthly Do It In The Dark competition in addition to organizing sustainability education programs on campus. You can find the full job description here.
If interested, email your resume to Wesustainability(at)gmail(dot)com. We will be scheduling interviews next week. The application deadline is Monday, 5/6 at 9 AM.
Deadline: Monday, May 6
Sustainability guru Kate Weiner ’15 wants you to turn trash into rad art:
Got toilet paper rolls?
Milk cartons? Egg cartons?
Turn your old recyclables into beautiful works of art at the WesSustainability’s first Recycled Art Competition. This event, in conjunction with the Office of Sustainability and the College of the Environment, will be one of the first Earth- related events of Earth Week. At our table by the Wesleyan Farmer’s Market, you will have the opportunity to build sculptures and costumes out of recycled materials. Building tools will be provided, so all you need to bring is your creativity! Finished pieces will be displayed around campus.
We encourage RA’s and HM’s to participate in the competition as a hall/house program.
Though we will provide some collected recyclables, we could always use more. Feel free to save recyclables throughout the week and bring them to the event.
Any questions? Email the Sustainability Interns at Wesustainability(at)gmail(dot)com!
Date: Friday, April 19th
Time: Noon – 5 PM
Place: Usdan Lawn and Huss Courtyard
The annual Waste Not! tag sale was this weekend—the usual hodgepodge of second (or third or fourth) hand knickknacks. This year the sale was in two locations, Brainerd and Fountain. Despite prices, which some perusers felt were a bit steep, most items sold quickly. The sale started at noon on Saturday with shoppers sprinting to couches, lamps, mirrors Supermarket Sweep style. Fountain was picked almost clean within the first half hour of the sale, but Brainerd—where all the clothes were—was going strong all day Saturday.
So, what’d people buy? Film hall now has a new record player, which they claim will be used for “playing music.” Jules Berman ’16 of West College bought a birdhouse, which he’s hoping will bring canaries and cockatoos to play above his bed.
A shout out to the hip and cool sustainability interns, Noah K-M ’13 and Kate Weiner ’15, who will be putting on campus sustainability events throughout the year.
It’s that time of year, y’all. Yup, the time when all underclassmen desperately seek legitimate housing for Senior Week. Emma Pattiz ’13 and Noah K-M ’13 write in to let you know about an opportunity to secure housing. Be warned, this option is neither for the weak-minded nor for lazy students who simply want to “rage” during Senior Week and not earn their keep. Emma and Noah need help, and they need students who will show up not only for Waste Not! Volunteering, but also for life.
Interested in helping with one of the most exciting sustainable events on campus? Want to volunteer with the Waste Not! Tag Sale this spring? Housing is guaranteed during Senior Week and the two days following Senior Class Move-out in exchange for volunteers’ commitment to working with Waste Not! during the entirety of this time. The volunteer team will be collecting and organizing donated items in preparation for the move-in sale in September.
Please fill out this form
by April 16th. If selected, you will be notified by April 23rd. Contact wesustainability(at)gmail(dot)com
with questions. All proceeds from the sale go to local charities and sustainability projects at Wesleyan.
It’s November, which means it’s time for Do It In the Dark, the senior wood-frame energy competition.
Throughout the winter we’re going to be giving away monthly prizes to the Senior Woodframe that uses the least energy, and we’re awarding the first prize!
The top scoring house for the month was 220 Cross, whose energy efficient residents will each win a $10 gift certificate to dinner in Middletown (restaurant of your choice!).
Stay tuned for November’s results, and start saving energy so that your house can win. Save energy by turning out lights and unplugging appliances you aren’t using (especially over breaks), and remember that you can wear a light coat or sweater instead of cranking up the heat. You can view the top 20 scoring houses on our blog at http://wesustainability.blogspot.com/ or after the jump.
So, apparently no one ever got around to taking a photo of the epic proportions of Waste Not! 2010, hence the two year old picture from our beloved MoCon that is no longer with us. But, Cella Jones ’12, and well really, the new Sustainability Interns, would really appreciate your help in collecting and organizing donated items from students following our mass exodus in May. More info from Cella below:
Want to help with one of the most exciting sustainable events on campus? Want to volunteer with the Waste Not! Tag Sale this spring? Housing during Senior Week and the two days following Senior Class Move-Out is guaranteed in exchange for volunteers’ commitment to working with Waste Not! during this time. The volunteer team will be collecting and organizing donated items in preparation for the huge move-in sale we hold in September.
All proceeds go to local charities and sustainability projects at Wesleyan. Please fill out this form by April 21st if interested. If chosen, you will be notified by April 30th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.