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.
Utility Conservation Corps - Saving Energy for the Local Community
Many families in Sewanee's surrounding community struggle to pay their bills. The Utility Conservation Corps is a project lead by students that reaches out to the community by performing free energy audits to houses and fixing as many of the energy losses as possible.
Undergraduate Fellow Addresses Campus Transportation
Can't park on University Avenue? Can't find a spot in the bike racks outside the library? Had your bike "borrowed"? David Evans (C'15) is trying to find enduring answers to all of these concerns. Read about it here!
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.
Summer Interns Do Energy Conservation
This summer, the duPont Energy Conservation interns and the PowerSave Campus interns have hit the ground running and will be working primarily on three projects: the T8, 25-Watt Lighting Optimization Project, the Low-Flow Faucet Optimization Project, and the Green Office Certification Program.
Update on Sewanee's agroforestry project in Bois Joli, Haiti
Sewanee professor Deb McGrath and students are working toward a potential solution to the twin problems of poverty and deforestation in Haiti: payment for ecosystem services. They are working with Zanmi Agrikol (Haitian Creole for “Partners in Agriculture,” a sister organization to Paul Farmer’s Partners in Health), using agroforestry to produce both coffee for export and carbon offsets. A video slideshow documents their progress.