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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, more than 1,100 school survey responses from over 300 institutions are now available online. In total, these surveys offer more than 10,000 pages of data collected from colleges and universities during the summer of 2009 . To access surveys from other schools, go to the  surveys section  of the website. To see grades, or to access additional surveys submitted by this school, please click the "Back to Report Card" link at the beginning or end of the survey.

 

Name: William S. Nelligan    
Title:
Director Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability
Date survey submitted:
26Aug09

ADMINISTRATION

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES
1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?
[  ]  No
[ x]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available: http://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/

2) Has the president of your institution signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)?
[  ]  No
X ]  Yes. If completed, please provide the date the GHG Report was submitted to the ACUPCC: January 16, 2009

3) Has your institution signed the Talloires Declaration?
X ]  No
[  ]  Yes

4) Is there a sustainability component in your institution's master plan and/or strategic plan (check all that apply)?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes, in the master plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:             http://www.wesleyan.edu/masterplan/mpprocess.htt
[ X ]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:
            http://www.wesleyan.edu/wesleyanplanning/final/community.html
ADVISORY COUNCIL
5) Does your school have a council or committee that advises on and/or implements policies and programs related to sustainability?
[  ]  No
X ]  Yes

If you answered "No" to question 5, please proceed directly to question 11.

6) Please provide the name of the committee and list the number of meetings held since August 2008.
Name: Sustainability Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship
Number of meetings: 11 (Meets monthly)

7) Please provide number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.
[# ]  Administrators
[#  7 ]  Faculty
[#  15   ]  Staff
[#  7   ]  Students
[#    ]  Other. Please describe:

8) Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.
If 2009-2010 academic year information is not yet available, please provide information for 2008-2009 instead.
Name of chair(s): William S. Nelligan
Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): Director Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability (Administrator)

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)? President


10) Please list key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2008.

Key issues/programs that the group has addressed/implemented since August 2008:

  • Zip Car Program to start Sept 2009,
  • Do It In The Dark Energy Competition in Residences saved ~$70,000.00 in energy,
  • policy put into place to use a minimum of 30% PRC photocopier paper across the University,
  • Reunion Commencement 2008 was redesigned as a Green Event. Local and Organic Foods Served, Composting Available at Select Meals, Carbon Offsets Purchased by Participants, Programs Printed on 100% Post-consumer Paper, Sustainability Panel Discussion Offered, Compact Florescent Lighting Utilized, Green Pledge Signed by the Senior Class, Bio-ware Used for Plates and Flatware, Recycled Paper Napkins Printed without Artificial Dyes, Green-themed Class Banner Designed and Displayed, Rideshare Website Available for Participants, More Efficient Airport Shuttle System Implemented, Carbon Offsets for Entire Weekend Purchased by Bon Appétit,  Hybrid Vehicles Rented for Transportation Needs ,  Composting Education Programs at George Jones Farm    including: Green Educational Activities for Children Offered , Special Low-carbon Meal Served during Weekend, 175 Trees Planted Around Community, Bottled Water replaced with Water Pitchers and Glasses, Printed Reunion Directories Replaced with Online Connections since 2005, Earth Day has been an annual event at Wesleyan  and attendees include faculty, staff, students, and the Middletown community
  • The Long Lane Farm Club was created in 2004 with a 50-foot plot of flowers and vegetables and expanded into a full acre. Produce shares are sold thru a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and surplus produce is available to Wesleyan faculty, staff and students and the local community;
  • The Long Lane Farm Club has spearheaded the fourth annual Pumpkin Festival for Wesleyan and the local community This year, Physical plant has supplied a worker for the Long Lane Farm clean up in the spring and fall (10 hours/week for 5 weeks)
  • Physical plant arranges for campus leaves to be delivered to the farm for composting as well as to a local DEP licensed organic composter
  • FREECYCLE is a program in its 3 rd year at Wesleyan. At the end of each school year, PODs are provided around campus to allow students to donate unwanted furniture, books and household items which are then made available to the Middletown community for free.  This program keeps approximately 1,000 cubic yards of items per year out of the waste stream;
  • Two years ago, a recycling center was established at Long Lane. Office, dormitory and classroom furniture in useable condition which is no longer needed by Wesleyan is donated to local charities
  • In 2007, Physical Plant staff organized a clothing and furniture drive for a family in Portland who lost their home in a fire
  • In the last 5 years, Wesleyan has donated approximately 200 used mattresses per year to charitable organizations
  • The Cardinal Technology Center participates in a replace a bulb program.  For each incandescent bulb that a student returns they receive a compact fluorescent bulb for free. Since 2006, compact fluorescent bulbs were distributed to students at orientation
  • Nate Kaufman ’08 developed the new and enhanced sustainability website
  • In January 2008, Wesleyan hosted it’s first “Focus the Nation” event which  is a nation-wide day of education, discussion and activism to address climate change, taking place at over 1,550 universities, schools, businesses, and places of worship.  The keynote speaker was Jon Dickinson, Deputy Director, New York City Office of Environmental Coordination
  • reduced deliveries of office supplies from 5 days per week to 3 days per week,
  •  placed electrical timers on all commercial coffee machines and water coolers to shut off during night time hours,
  • conducted Waste Not! Pickup which collects reusable material from students leaving in the spring to sell back during move in week Sept 2009,
  • placed 7KW solar panels on 1 wood frame house, signed agreement to place a 3KW panel on Admission Building and signed agreement to place 100+KW solar array on top of Athletic Facility,
  • began writing Climate Action Plan,
  • pilot program to begin educating students on food waste using “Trayless Tuesdays”
  • Placed 10 Green Machine composting units around campus
    Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008:

    SUSTAINABILITY STAFF
    11) Does your school employ sustainability staff (excluding student employees and interns)?
    [  ]  No
    [ x ]  Yes. Please provide titles and number of sustainability staff.
    [#    ]  Number of full-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [         ]
    [# 3.2   ]  Number of part-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [20% time Director EHS&S 3 Student Interns  ]

    12) Does the head of the sustainability staff report directly to the president or another high-level administrator (e.g., vice president, vice chancellor)?
    [  ]  N/A
    [  ]  No
    [ x ]  Yes. Please describe: AVP Facilities

    OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT
    13) Does your school have an office or department specifically dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus?
    [x  ]  No We are engaging all departments to be sustainable by signing a “Community Climate Commitment”
    [  ]  Yes. Please describe (including name of office or department and year created):

    WEBSITE
    14) Does your school have a website detailing its sustainability initiatives?

    [  ]  No
    X ]  Yes. Please provide URL: http://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/

    GREEN PURCHASING
    15) Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?
    [  ]  No
    [ x ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to full policy, if available: http://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/procurement.html

    16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?
    [  ]  No
    [ X ]  Some. Please describe: Refrigerators, stoves and microwaves, we also have 2 Energy Star Certified House
    [  ]  All

    17) Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?
    [  ]  No
    [  ]  Some. Please describe:
    [ X]  All. Please describe: Policy in place to only purchase 30% or greater copy paper

    18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable cleaning products?
    [  ]  No
    [  ]  Some. Please describe:
    [ X ]  All. Please describe: By contract with our custodial vendor all cleaning products must be Green Seal or Equivalent certified

    19) Are your school's computer/electronics purchase decisions made in accordance with standards such as the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)?
    [  ]  No
    [ X ]  Some. Please describe: 75% of laptop/desktop purchases made by the University comply
    [  ]  All

    20) Does your school use only pesticides that meet the standards for organic crop production set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or Canadian Organic Standards (excluding on-campus farms)?
    [ x ]  No
    [  ]  Some. Please describe:
    [  ]  All

    CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

    GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY
    21) Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory?
    Please check all that apply.
    [  ]  No.
    [  ]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:
    [ x ]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (in metric tons of CO2e). Also, include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.
    2008: In process of being calculated due September 2009
    2007: 32,411 in metric tons of CO2e, start date: July 1, 2007  URL: http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg-report.php?id=720
    2006:
    2005:

    COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION
    The purchase of carbon offsets does not count toward greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions for this indicator. They are counted in a subsequent indicator.
    22) Has your school made a commitment to reducing GHG emissions by a specific amount?
    [  ]  No
    [x  ]  Yes. Please list details.
    Reduction level: 20%
    Baseline year: 1990
    Target date: 2010

If you answered only "No" or "In progress" to question 21, please now skip to question 27.

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS
23) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions?
[  ]  No
[ X]  Yes. Please list details. FY06 GHG Emissions’ Calculated by Greenlines 36,334 MTeCO2 FY08 Emissions’ Calculated by Greenlines 32,410 MTeCO2
Percentage reduced:
Baseline year:
Date achieved:

24) Please provide the total heating and cooling degree days averaged over the past three years.
Data on total degree heating and cooling days is available at: http://www.degreedays.net/ . This information will be used to help reduce bias between schools in different climates.
Cooling degree days average over the past three years: 2804
Heating degree days average over the past three years: 18113

25) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-thousand-square-foot basis for the past three years.
Per-Thousand-Square-Foot Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total maintained building space in thousands of square feet.
2008:
2007: 11.2   http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg-report.php?id=720
2006:

26) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-full-time-student basis for the past three years.
Per-Student Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total number of full-time enrolled students.
2008:
2007: 11.1 http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg-report.php?id=720
2006:

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
27) What programs or technologies has your school implemented to improve energy efficiency (e.g., cogeneration plant, retrocommissioning of HVAC systems, performing system tune-ups, temperature setbacks)?
 

1.      2000 CFLs were purchased for campus dorms in the Spring of 2008. 

2.      New Cogeneration plant brought on-line providing 85% of campus electrical load using natural gas.

3.      In conjunction with the new CoGeneration plant being installed at the Central Power Plant, this summer new hot water lines were installed to High Rise. This project will recover the engine jacket water heat from the Cogen equipment rather than rejecting it into the atmosphere and will provide hot water to the residence hall saving energy and cost.

4.      A comprehensive Energy Project was completed summer 2008 which included 13 discreet projects across campus which will achieve energy savings. The scope included a new, energy efficient chiller in the central power plant and energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors across campus.

5.      In the last 3 years, Wesleyan has spent $3.8 Million on energy conservation projects and received $1.2 Million in rebates for estimated energy savings of $786,501/year

6.      Partial building energy audits were completed in 4 large facilities resulting in a $2.2 Million Comprehensive Energy Project funded in part by a $1 Million CL&P rebate which is underway.  This will save $236,000 per year in utilities.

7.      Outperformed peer schools in electrical consumption per gross square foot according to Sightlines 2006 benchmarking: 10kWh/GSF vs. Peer average of 11.8kWh/GSF.

8.      Wesleyan consumed less energy BTUs in FY07 than in FY05.

9.      The energy management system monitors and manages energy consumption

§         Able to load shed on command 1.4 Megawatts which earns approximately $100,000 in annual energy credits

§         Load shed regularly to manage energy

§         From 2002 to 2006, Wesleyan reduced kW consumption from 4.5 megawatts to 3.5 megawatts even with new buildings being brought on line, through conservation, load shedding and Power Plant management

§         From 2005 to 2006, through conservation reduced electrical consumption by 4.5%

 

10.  Lighting audits have been completed in the CFA complex.  To-date, lighting has been replaced in CFA buildings A, F, M, P & R.  Audits of lighting in Art Studios North & South (buildings G & H) have also been completed and design of new lighting systems is underway

11.  Since 2005, 19 new energy efficient furnaces/boilers have been installed in woodframe houses

12.  Energy Management Systems (EMS) were installed at: 45 Broad Street, 247 Pine Street, 51 Green Street

13.  Energy conservation projects completed in FY09 include:

  • Freeman Natatorium lighting and HVAC replacement
  • Science Center HVAC system conversion to variable air volume
  • CFA G & H lighting replacement
  • 70 Wyllys Avenue chilled water system improvements and EMS Expansion
  • Compressor Replacements at the Central Power Plant and Exley Science Center

 


ENERGY CONSERVATION
28) Do you facilitate programs that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use (e.g., cash incentives, signs reminding individuals to turn off lights and appliances)?
[  ]  No
X ]  Yes. Please describe: The Do it in the Dark competition encourages energy conservation among resident students. 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION
29)  Does your school generate renewable electricity?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please specify percentage of overall electricity generated from each of the following sources and describe details below.
[    %]  B100 biodiesel
[    %]  Clean biomass
[    %]  Concentrating solar power (CSP)
[  >1  %]  Geothermal
[    %]  Low-impact hydropower
[   >1 %]  Solar photovoltaics
[    %]  Wind
[    %]  Other

Description:

30)  Does your school have solar hot water systems?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please specify number of systems and total BTUs generated annually, if available:


RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE


31) Has your school purchased electric energy from renewable sources or renewable energy credits (RECs)?

RECs and electricity from renewable sources must be Green-e certified or meet the requirements of the Green-e standard.
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe.
Date of most recent contract: Monthly Contract
Quantity (kWh): 800,000
Percentage of your total electric energy use that it represents: ~3%

32) Has your school purchased non-electric energy from renewable sources?
[X  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe.
Date of most recent contract:
Quantity (BTUs):
Percentage of your total non-electric energy use that it represents:

ON-SITE COMBUSTION
33) Please provide total BTUs of energy for heating and cooling from on-site combustion:

            240,000 MMBTU’s
34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs derived from that source:
#2 Fuel Oil,    #6 Fuel Oil, Natural Gas

35) Is any on-site combustion for heating and cooling derived from renewable sources?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe.
Percentage on-site combustion derived from renewable sources: [   %]
Total BTUs of energy generated from renewable sources: [#      ]
Description of renewable energy sources used for on-site combustion for heating and cooling:

FOOD & RECYCLING
The food portion of this category is covered in a separate dining survey.

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS
36) Please indicate which traditional materials your institution recycles (check all that apply).

[  ]  None
[X  ]  Aluminum
[X  ]  Cardboard
[ X ]  Glass
X ]  Paper
[  ]  Plastics (all)
[X  ]  Plastics (some)
[  ]  Other. Please list:

37) Diversion rate: [  ~22% ]

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE
38) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

[  ]  No
[X  ]  Yes. If available, please indicate the total annual weight or volume of each material collected for recycling or reuse.
[ 1200#   ]  Batteries
[    ]  Cell phones
[ 20,000#   ]  Computers
[  X ]  Lightbulbs Billed either by linear foot or each
[ X ]  Printer cartridges Recycled thru CC CASH http://www.cccashusa.com/
[    ]  Other E-waste. Please list:

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)
39) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?

[  30  %] all leaves and most brush is composted on a CT State Licensed Composting Facility

40) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Placed 10 Green Machine composters on Campus http://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/Composting.html

SOURCE REDUCTION
41) Do you have any source-reduction initiatives (e.g., end-of-semester furniture or clothing swaps and collections)?

[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Waste Not! http://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/Composting.html

GREEN BUILDING

GREEN BUILDING POLICY
42) Does your school have a formal green building policy?
[  ]  No
[X  ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available: http://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/greenbuilding.html

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS
43)
Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.
[#   1    ]  Total number of LEED-certified buildings.
[    sq ft]  Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    86,289sq ft]  Silver-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
Fauver Field Residence,
[    sq ft]  Gold-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Platinum-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

44) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED certification criteria but are not certified.
[#     ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria
[    105,000sq ft]  Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Usdan University Center .
[    sq ft]  Silver-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[  33,316  sq ft]  Gold-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Allbretton Center for the Study of Public Life (Renovation)
[    sq ft]  Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

45) Please indicate buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.
[#   2   ]  Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings. Please list building names: 231 Pine Street A,B,C Student Residence, and 19 Fountain A,B,C Student Residence
[    10,300sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

RENOVATIONS AND RETROFITS
46) Please indicate LEED-EB certified buildings.
[#      ]  Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

47) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified.
[#      ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

48) Please indicate renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.
[#      ]  Total number of renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

49) What energy-efficiency technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., HVAC systems, motion sensors, ambient light sensors, T5 lighting, LED lighting, timers, laundry technology)?   
For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of maintained building space have been retrofitted with motion sensors; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).   http://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/energy_projects.html for a list of projects, we have completed all of the “We are Working on It” Items as well.

50) What water-conservation technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., low-flow faucets, low-flow showerheads, waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, gray water systems, laundry technology)?   
For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of the maintained building space have been retrofitted with low-flow faucets; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).   

51) What percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills?
[     %]Allbritton Renovation 82%

            Judd Hall Room Reno’s 98%

            Hall-Atwater Lab Reno’s 90%

           

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES
52) Are there any sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school?
[  ]  No
X ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Name of program:
Type of community (e.g., hall, building, house):
Number of students involved:
Additional details:
The new Farm House will be opening in Fall 2009 and is focused on sustainability and food production.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
53) Does a portion of your new student orientation specifically cover sustainability?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe how sustainability is incorporated (e.g., information sessions, green tour):
Sustainability Interns give 45min seminar to incoming Frosh.
INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
54) Does your school offer on-campus office-based sustainability internships or jobs for students?
[  ]  No
[ X]  Yes. Please provide number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student:
[# 3    ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 5 hours each
[#     ]  Unpaid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

55) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or other similar programs to promote behavioral change on campus?
[X  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below, and indicate URL if available:
[#     ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[#     ]  Positions that award academic credit. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[#     ]  Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
56) Does your school have active student-run organizations devoted to sustainability efforts on campus?
[  ]  No
X ]  Yes. Please provide total number of active organizations, names of organizations, a brief description of each, and URLs, if available:
Students become involved through the Environmental Organizers Network, http://www.wesleyan.edu/wsa/eon/index.html

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS
57) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?
[  ]  No
X ]  Yes. Please list details for all competitions.
Name of competition:   Do it in the Dark (an energy residence challenge)
Year initiated: 2007
Frequency of competition: Annual
Participants: Students
Incentives: Winning houses receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
Goal of competition: Energy Awareness and Reduction
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:
Lasting effects of competition: Better results every year
Website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/wsa/eon/diitd/

X ]  Yes. Please list details for all competitions.
Name of competition: Recyclemania
Year initiated: 2006
Frequency of competition: annual
Participants: Students, Faculty and Staff
Incentives: Recyclemania Trophy
Goal of competition: Ultimately Source Reduction
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:
Lasting effects of competition: Recycling Awareness
Website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/waste_projects.html

TRANSPORTATION

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
[#  87 ]

59) Please list the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in each class.
[#        ]  Hybrid. Please list makes and models:
[#   5    ]  Electric. Please describe type of vehicles: Five electric vehicles are used by facilities management, mail services, waste management, and recycling.
[#        ]  Biodiesel. Please describe type of vehicles and list biodiesel blend(s) used:
[#        ]  Other. Please describe:

60) What is the average GHG emission rate per passenger mile of your institution's motorized fleet?
[#        ]  pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger mile traveled.
            ?? We calculated 346 MTeCO2 for our fleet for FY2008 total NOT per passenger mile, calculated           by amount of gasoline purchased.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
61) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe details of the program including the type of the incentive and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students): Rideboard developed http://www.wesleyan.edu/transportation/rideboard.html and agreement with CT State “Easy Street” program http://www.easystreet.org/

62) Does your school offer public transportation subsidies?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe the program including the size of the discount (as a percent of full price) and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: http://www.wesleyan.edu/transportation/ride.html Campus shuttle program

64) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: http://www.wesleyan.edu/transportation/

BICYCLE PROGRAM
65) Does your school offer a bicycle-sharing/rental program or bicycle repair services?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below. Student run LEGIT offers bicycle repairs, physical plant offers free bikes that where abandoned on campus
Year created:
Number of bikes available:
Fees for participation:
Repair services provided:

CAR-SHARING PROGRAM
66) Does your school partner with a car-sharing program?

[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Year created: 2009
Total number of vehicles: 2
Number of hybrid vehicles: 1
Fee for membership: Yet to be established thru contract with Zip Cars

PLANNING
67) Does your school have policies that support a pedestrian-friendly or bike-friendly campus (e.g., in the school's master plan, a policy prohibiting vehicles from the center of campus)?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Campus Master plan has created more bike/pedestrian paths thru campus and established better lighting on sidewalks and clearly marked cross walks.

68) What percentage of individuals commute to campus via environmentally preferable transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, carpooling, using public transit)?
[    >5 %]

STATISTICS

69) Campus setting:
[  ]  Rural
[ X ]  Suburban
[  ]  Urban
[  ]  Other. Please describe:

70)  Total number of buildings: [#  338       ]
71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [# 2,750,721        ]
72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [# 2917        ]
73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#  209       ]
74)  Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [#         ]
75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [      97     %]

Questions 76-87 are for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

OTHER AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

Please mark an "X" next to each item that applies to your institution.

76)  Outdoors club: [X  ]
77)  Disposable water bottle ban: [  ]
78)  Participation in Recyclemania: [ X ]
79)  Student trustee position: [  ]
80)  Environmental science/studies major: [ X ]
81)  Environmental science/studies minor or concentration: [ X ]
82)  Graduate-level environmental program: [ X ]
83)  Student green fee: [  ]
84)  Alumni green fund: [  ]
85)  Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects: [  ]
86)  Campus garden or farm: [ X ]
87)  Single-stream recycling: [  ]

 

 

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