From Ariel Garber ’17:
Are you interested in sustainability? Want to help lead change on campus? Want to learn more about web design and pick up some communication skills? Then consider applying to be the Communication and Outreach Intern starting in February 2017!
This awesome job will have you working on publicizing events & projects all throughout campus to promote sustainability! You will also be involved in strategic planning for the office and act as liaison between administration, faculty, staff and students. You’d be working within an established structure with as much support as needed! It’s a great opportunity to learn how to be an operator of change with an important issue! Apply through the Google Form below by Sunday, January 29!
Application Deadline: 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 29
Mira Klein ’17 and Rachael Metz ’16 write in:
The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is seeking frosh and sophomores to serve as Eco Facilitators for the 2016-2017 school year! Eco Facilitators (EFs) are peer-to-peer sustainability educators who promote sustainable lifestyles on campus within the context of global climate change and social inequality.
In Spring 2016, EFs will enroll in a semester-long student forum focused on theories and strategies for sustainable behavior change. Throughout the fall and spring of the 2016-2017 school year, EFs will be paid to implement these strategies, working with first-year students and Res Life to serve as a resource on how to adopt sustainable lifestyles. Working as an Eco Facilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and take part in building a more sustainable campus community.
Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Saturday, December 5th. An information session will be held on Monday, November 30th at 12:15 PM in Usdan 108 . More information is available HERE, and you can apply HERE. Please email ecofacilitators(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions!
Info Session Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 12:15-1 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Application Deadline: Saturday, December 5
From Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst:
Interested in a sustainability-related career? Come to this discussion, co-hosted by the Wesleyan Career Center and Sustainability Office, to learn about options in policy, science, and food systems, as well as career and grad school advice.
Eban Goodstein P’10, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Jiff Martin, Sustainable Food Systems Associate Educator, UConn Extension
Joop Varekamp, Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science, Wesleyan University
Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Place: Allbritton 004
Facebook link here.
From Rachael Metz ’16:
The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is launching the new Eco Facilitators program in Fall 2014. Eco Facilitators are peer-to-peer sustainability educators who promote energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and other sustainable habits on campus. EFs will enroll in a semester-long seminar course designed to equip them with the tools to promote these behavior changes. EF’s will work with first-year students and Res Life to serve as a resource on how to adopt sustainable lifestyles. Working as an Eco Facilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn how to raise Wesleyan’s environmental consciousness and build a sustainable campus culture. Please come to our first information session next week! Snacks will be provided.
More information is available here.
Date: Tuesday, February 25
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 P.M.
Place: 41 Wyllys — Room 114
Interested in being sustainable? Then…
Come meet the Sustainability Office! We’ll have fun activities to learn about sustainability at Wesleyan, plus information about ways to get involved. If you can’t make it Monday, come to the same room at the same time on Thursday night to say hello!
Date: Sept 9 and Sept 12
Time: 7PM to 8PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
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.