On this page you can explore the projects under the topic Administration. Please note that many of these documents are unofficial and this simply serves to archive them.
Our sustainability plan was developed by Ohio Wesleyan’s Sustainability Task Force and approved by the administration in November of 2017. The plan is the culmination of three years of hard work and many more years of foundational work by students, staff and faculty. The plan features four major goals each with sub-goals. For each section there are sub-goals that need administrative support and others which can be accomplished by the grassroots bottom-up system of students, faculty, and staff. This systematic, grassroots approach is a strength of the program at Ohio Wesleyan. The plan itself, rather than including externally imposed and inspired goals, is customized to Ohio Wesleyan and its particular circumstances. Small schools like Ohio Wesleyan do not always have the funds and personnel to start big flashy projects but that does not exclude us from making a real difference. The customization process involved dozens of meetings but it took advantage of the wealth of expertise at Ohio Wesleyan. Going forward the plan may serve a few critical roles in our activities. Most obviously, the plan offers a framework for future efforts. It creates a centrality and direction to sustainability initiatives. It gives a clear vision for future accomplishments. In addition, the plan can serve as a source of information and awareness for those not actively involved or those beginning to be involved in these initiatives. The plan will make sustainability part of the conversation for major university projects. Finally, the plan is a reminder that the University endorsed these efforts. Referencing the plan can help encourage compromise and collaboration by stakeholders that may initially hesitate. The University has a responsibility to be a leader in the community and we present this plan as a significant step forward.
The most up to date plan can be found here. It will be updated every two years. The next update will occur in Spring 2019.
Sustainability Task Force
Sustainability Communication and Publications
Green Revolving Fund
Sustainable Residential Option
Other important groups (WCSA, E&W, Treehouse, ES)
Environment and Sustainability Program