Sustainability: Outreach

The Center for Sustainability and the Environment serves as the hub for programs that engage the college community in co-creating a more sustainable campus environment. The Center works with all communication channels to spread the word – both within the campus community and to others outside – about the necessity for and the methodologies to become more sustainable as individuals and as a learning organization.

Encouraging all members of our campus community to learn to make deliberate, more sustainable decisions can only lead to better outcomes. Campus sustainability should not be viewed as a competitive advantage in higher education – it is an educational and an operational imperative. It is incumbent upon Wells College, as an institution of higher learning, to readily share what we have come to understand and learned how to do with others in the academy and within society at large. Sharing the "whys" and "hows" of developing a resilient, more sustainable future for our faculty, staff and students – and their families – is of paramount importance.

Some of the ways in which we communicate:

Wellspring,  our quarterly newsletter (read the current issue)
                         Check out back Wellspring issues in our publications archive

Installments, mini-newsletter issued monthly (read the current issue)
                          Check out back Installment issues in our publications archive

Wells Sustainability Group listserve

Facebook - Wells Center for Sustainability

Sustainability events    

 View upcoming sustainability events.

Sustainability Perspectives series - This series brings in local and regional experts to share their knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of sustainability-related topics. (view the current series poster)

Sustainable Business series - This series is held in collaboration with the Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship
See who we have invited to present in this series.

Sustainability Speaker series - This series brings in prominent national speakers.
 See who we have invited to present in this series.

Sustainability Film series - We explore sustainability themes through cinema.
See what film titles we have screened in this series. 

Sustainability Special events pop up as opportunities arise.
See what recent events we have programmed under this header. 

Earth Week 2024 schedule of events - stay tuned. Earth Week is co-programmed by Wells Campus Greens student organization and the Center for Sustainability, along with other partners.   

View the archive of past sustainability events.