PowerSave Campus Internship Comes to a Successful End
This month marks the end of the two-year PowerSave Campus internship program at Sewanee. The internship, funded by the Tennessee Valley Authority and managed by the Alliance to Save Energy, focused on energy efficiency through four pillars: real energy savings, academic infusion, outreach, and green workforce development.
Undergraduate Fellow looks to bring a Living Machine ® to Sewanee
Sustainability Undergraduate Fellow, Georgia Skerman (C’15) will be working to bring a water filtration and reuse system, known as the Living Machine ®, to Sewanee.
Update from the Environmental Residents
Find out who the Environmental Residents are and what they are up to this year!
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!
Undergraduate Fellow Undertakes the "Greening" of Dining Services
Sustainability Undergraduate Fellow, Brelyn Yuratich (C'14) will be working on increasing sustainability of the University Dining Services. This will include increasing awareness of sustainable food options in McClurg and the environmental implications of students’ food choices.
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.