Following Wesleyan’s common read of the film This Changes Everything, we invite you to take this as a launching pad to learn more about climate change and broader sustainability and environmental justice issues. Here are a few resources to get you started:
Take a course
- Wesleyan’s College of the Environment offers courses where you can learn more about these topics across many disciplines. COE hosts events, too.
- The Earth & Environmental Sciences Department offers courses focusing on the natural sciences.
- This fall, try CSPL/CGST480 Wesleyan Engaged Projects (EPs), a one credit semi-independent project that allows students to explore a topic or question that has some connection to their academic pursuits and to the world at large.
- The Wesleyan Engage 2020 Initiative (E2020) includes courses and opportunities that support student learning via civic engagement.
- Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or changemaker? Check out courses offered through the Center for the Study of Public Life.
Join a group, start a project, or get involved in the community
- Get resources for starting a project, connecting with a group, or finding funding through the new Student Support Guide.
- Interested in civic engagement, community, and social impact? Check out the Allbritton Center.
- Attend a meeting of SAGES, Wesleyan’s campus sustainability committee.
- Join a student group focused on sustainability, food justice, climate action, and more.
Find a job
- The Sustainability Office offers several paid internships – two Compost Intern positions are currently open on Handshake through September 7th.
- Each November, the 3-semester Eco Facilitators Program hires 16 students to provide students with the tools, education, and encouragement to develop sustainable living practices and a sense of environmental consciousness and social responsibility.
- Work as an intern in the Resource Center focusing on one of many intersectional issues including sustainability & spirituality.
Find funding for a research fellowship through the College of the Environment.
- Join the Sustainability Office listserv to learn about events, campus jobs, internship opportunities, and more.
- The Sustainability Office is now part of the Allbritton Center – the hub of civic engagement on campus. Sign up for the Wesleyan ENGAGE newsletter to stay up to date on all things civic engagement.