Students can get involved in many sustainably-minded groups and activities around campus. Sustain Leaders are students who take on at least a year-long project that centers around sustainability on campus while participating in personal and professional development programming throughout the school year. One of these projects that has now come to fruition is the Environmental Residents (ER) program. Past Sustainability Fellow, Lauren Newman (C'18), started the ER program to focus on raising awareness of sustainability practices starting in the heart of the student's homes - residence halls. The ER program looks for new students to participate during mid-Spring semester.
There are also many organizations that students can be a part of as extra-curriculars. These organizations include the Socially Conscious Investment Club (SoCo), the Sewanee Water Campaign, and Farm Club. On top of that, students can further their education of sustainability by taking courses such as Bowhunter Safety, Wildland Firefighting, or Chainsaw Certification.
Lastly, students can work for the OESS and help conduct research or aid in domain management as summer interns or throughout the year as work-studies.