Sustainability Master Plan Officially Passed
Sewanee's Sustainability Master Plan (SMP) has been formerly adopted. This Plan, the first of its kind at Sewanee, represents a blueprint for our institution's commitment to sustainability as we move forward, empowering Sewanee to teach and lead by example.
Now that classes are finished and students are battening down the hatches on their final push of work and exams, it seems like a good time to reflect on last week’s numerous (and overwhelming successful) EarthWeek events. While all of the events were received well and had healthy turnouts, it is perhaps best to summarize the three of the best events of the week.
A visit from the Southern Environmental Law Center
On Tuesday, April 9th, Anne Davis and Keith Johnston, two members of the Southern Environmental Law Center, visited Sewanee to talk about hot issues in their line of work during two internal meetings, a presentation to a Conservation Biology class, and a lunch open to students. Issues from land conservation to the controversial issue of hydraulic fracturing “fracking” were discussed.
"Between God and Green": an accomplished alumna presents a different side of sustainability
On March 4, Sewanee alumna, Rhodes Scholar, and author Katharine Wilkinson, C’05, shared the story of how evangelicals are cultivating a middle ground on climate change and discussed insights from her research on the emerging environmental movement in various evangelical circles. Wilkinson’s book, Between God & Green, was published last year, and it is from this book that she drew much of the material for her talk.
PowerSave Campus Interns Host Green Career Panel
The six PowerSave Campus Interns, in a joint venture between the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Alliance to Save Energy, helped host a Green Career Panel with the Babson Center for Global Commerce and the Office of Environmental Stewardship.
Garden Interns provide Farm to Table link
Devante Jones C'16 prepares to transport head lettuce from the Sewanee Organic Garden to the cooler at McClurg Dining hall. Jones and fellow student, Julian Cope, interned on the University Farm throughout the summer of 2015.