Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.03
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The Sustainability Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship (SAGES) brings together concerned volunteers from faculty, staff, and the student body, as well as appointed representatives from each cabinet division, to discuss and take action on sustainability issues, ideas, and projects. SAGES developed Wesleyan’s Campus Climate Action Plan in 2009 and Sustainability Action Plan in 2016.


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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Office coordinates sustainability efforts on Wesleyan's campus. Through the sustainability director, eight student interns, and fourteen Eco Facilitators, the Sustainability Office develops projects and programs that reduce energy and waste and engage the Wesleyan community, with goals of building a more sustainable campus and moving towards carbon neutrality.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3.50

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jennifer Kleindienst, Sustainability Director

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

- implemented first Sustainability Action Plan (sustainability strategic plan) with campus involvement
- collaborated with faculty to transform the sustainability across the curriculum program into the SATC Environmental Justice & Sustainability program, which includes a course cluster and an annual RFP for courses that integrate these themes
- developed and released a campus sustainability strategic plan, the Beyond 2020 sustainability addendum, which includes internal commitments to integrate sustainability into first year seminars, the Res Life curriculum, and support for Middletown's sustainability efforts
- funded a student intern position to work with the City of Middletown on its Sustainable CT initiative and application


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In Fall 2019, the Sustainability Office employed 1 full-time sustainability director, 8 part-time student interns, and 16 part-time Eco Facilitators.

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