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Report Card 2010

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Wellesley College

Student Survey

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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: Elizabeth Dixon, Emily Estes, Melanie Kazenel, and Devaja Shafer

Position (in student organization): members

Date survey submitted:



1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.

Name of organization: Wellesley College Sustainability Coop

Number of active members: 11

Website: n/a

Date of last meeting: May 15, 2009 -- brainstorming meeting for next academic year

Frequency of meetings: weekly

Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008:

        - Key issues: food justice, local/sustainable agriculture, personal environmental impact, campus awareness of sustainability

        - Programs implemented: volunteering at local farms, farmer's markets, and urban gardens; community dinners serving as a forum for discussion and     

          awareness; collaborative activities with other student environmental and social justice organizations

Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008:

        The 2008-2009 school year was our first year in existence. Over the past year, we established ourselves in the Wellesley community and sparked a great

         deal of grassroots interest and support.



2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

[ x ]  No -- However, coop members actively contribute to the efforts of the campus organization that sponsors a yearly competition. 

[  ]  Yes. Please list details for each competition.

#1 - Name of competition:

Year initiated:

Frequency of competition:



Goal of competition:

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

Lasting effects of competition:



#2 - Name of competition:

Year initiated:

Frequency of competition:



Goal of competition:

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

Lasting effects of competition:




3) Does your student government include a specific position or committee dedicated to campus sustainability issues?

[  ]  No

[ x ]  Yes. Please describe: See survey from Wellesley Energy and Environmental Defense.



4) Please describe any additional campus sustainability activities or projects that you or your group has initiated at your school:


5) Please list and briefly describe any other student-run organizations related to campus sustainability at your school, and provide URLs if available (e.g., student groups; student government committees; student-run food co-ops, gardens/farms, bike co-ops) and provide contact information of the student leaders, if possible:

        - Wellesley Energy and Environmental Defense

        - Student representatives to the Sustainability Advisory Committee

        - Dormitory eco-reps

        - Regeneration (sustainable farming organization)

        - Outing Club/bike share initiative

        - Quad College Environmental and Entrepreneurship Network (collaborative organization with Brandeis University, Babson College, and Olin College)


Questions 6 is for informational purposes only; your response will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

6) Please list any regional or national networks with which your group is affiliated (e.g., Energy Action Coalition/Campus Climate Challenge, Sierra Student Coalition, a state PIRG, a state student sustainability coalition): No



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