Tackling Consumerism on Campus


Sustainability undergraduate fellow, Parker Haynes (C'14) aims to expose the effects of consumerism to the Sewanee campus through various mediums. Read about it here!

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Work Continues on the Feasibility of Socially Responsible Investing


In June 2012, environmentalist Bill McKibben, a Sewanee honorary degree recipient, sent student activists into a flurry with the publication of an Op-Ed in Rollingstone in which he called students to adopt a new strategy to combat climate change: divestment. To the current generation of activists, this term was unfamiliar, however, to the previous generation of activists this term was familiar as the strategy adopted to use economic means to end apartheid in South Africa. Students across the country were invigorated by this rhetoric and by the symbolism inherent in using a business strategy to combat the behaviors of business.

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Students, help make a difference!


The new school year is already underway with orientation events quickly approaching. The freshmen are already on campus, moving into their dorms, and learning the layout of Sewanee. Tonight, the freshmen will be introduced to the various Environmental clubs in which Sewanee students can get involved in. Nine clubs will be represented, but there is huge potential for students to form their own clubs and organizations without an already existing framework. The organizations represented tonight range from a residential themed house to an organization focused on environmental and spiritual exploration.

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