Eco/Sustainability Issue Team

 

 

In addition to the projects and events below, the Eco/Sustainability Team works with

  • Eco Reps in Housing and Residence Life

  • Physical Plant, Federal Work Study students, Greek life organizations, and others to coordinate recycling efforts on campus

  • Environmental Science faculty to understand environmental and sustainability issues as well as promote events

 

 

Eco/Sustainability Team Engages Stockert Youth Center Children with Recycling Craft

The WE LEAD Eco/Sustainability team went to Stockert Youth Center on January 30th to do a recycling craft with the children in the afterschool program. Nine children worked with the college student volunteers to reuse magazines, paper, and cardboard to create picture frames. The Eco/Sustainability team wanted to teach the kids that they could make cool and useful stuff out of already used materials. A person doesn’t have to go buy new art supplies to be able to make a fun and creative work of art!

 

Eco/Sustainability Team Partners with Environmental Science Class for America Recycles Day

The WE LEAD Eco/Sustainability team and Dr. Bjorgo-Thorne’s environmental science class stood outside the French A. See Dining Center on November 15, 2011 for America Recycles Day. Students learned about the importance of recycling, which items can be recycled on campus, and the role of Eco-Reps in the residence halls. The Eco/Sustainability team made a banner (pictured left) to recognize all of the Eco-Reps for their service and contributions to the recycling program at Wesleyan.

 

Eco/Sustainability Team Documentary Screening: Sisters on the Planet

The Eco/Sustainability team, led by Jamiela Isaiah, Jacki Stow, and Kyra Waugh, hosted a documentary screening for the film, Sisters on the Planet on November 10, 2011. The documentary was made by the international nonprofit organization, Oxfam America. Twenty-one students from three classes in the fall attended and learned about the effects of climate change on people around the world. The film portrayed four countries: the United States (focused on New Orleans), Brazil, Bangladesh, and Uganda. Students learned about the roles of women in different cultures (primarily providing for the family) and how climate change disproportionately affects their daily lives and their ability to survive. Ordinary women have started grassroots organizations and changed their communities after natural disasters. For more information about the film, please visit http://www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/sisters-on-the-planet.
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Eco/Sustainability Team: Go Green Game Day Challenge

Wesleyan football fans were encouraged to recycle and use water coolers to fill water bottles on October 29, 2011 at Wesleyan’s home football game against West Virginia State in the second annual Go Green Game Day Challenge. Although the day was snowy and most spectators were drinking hot chocolate instead of bottled water, the football fans still learned about the importance of recycling and sustainability efforts at Wesleyan. Thanks to the athletic department for supporting our efforts!