coexist (v.): to exist together at the same time

Wesleyan created the College of the Environment with a belief in the resilience of the human spirit and a desire to develop a long-term vision of human and ecosystem health.


coexist is the blog of our Wesleyan University College of the Environment community–a vibrant group of students, faculty, alumni, and others interested in exploring our natural world and our place in it.

Our mission, simply stated: to change the world.

welcome to coexist

Barry Chernoff, director of the Wesleyan University College of the Environment

Welcome to coexist, the official blog of the College of the Environment of Wesleyan University. Here you’ll find photos, videos, news, and commentary about our work to create a sustainable future in a peaceful, environmentally just world. Our students, faculty, and staff come from across the university, from the arts to the sciences. Our partners hail from institutions across the globe. And together, we seek integrative, innovative solutions to the compelling environmental issues of our time. Our mission: to help change the world.

I welcome you to coexist, and I entreat you to join with us on our mission.

Barry Chernoff
Director, College of the Environment
Robert F. Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies