Green Convene 2014

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:14:00 CDT  — by: Emily Sherwood C'18

ali_as_a_washing_machineGreen Convene brought the "green" campus groups together for an afternoon in Spencer Yard.

Sewanee held its first “Green Convene” on a sunny afternoon in October. The various organizations that exist on the Sewanee campus and beyond came to educate people on their goals with informative conversation and interactive activities aimed at sustainability.

Some of the green lessons learned at the convene included the revolutionary “shake and fold” method of drying your hands, how far your food is traveling to your plate, what happened at the People’s Climate March, and how to do your laundry in an eco-friendly manner. Outside groups represented Sewanee's local Hospitality Shop and the Tennessee Department of Conservation.

There was certainly no lack of cuteness, or fun at the Green Convene. Students got the chance to cuddle with adorable baby squirrels and had the unique experience of watching a corn snake coil around their hands. Students also had the opportunity to get a henna tattoo done by some very talented Sewanee student artists, learn about Domain Archaeology and get a bike tune-up.

It was a wonderfu experience for students to come out and learn about sustainability initiatives at Sewanee. Some of the displays created for the Green Convene will soon be displayed around campus—so keep a lookout!




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