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.
Sewanee Takes Students to AASHE Student Summit
A lunch with Dr. Sid Brown on October 2nd kicked off Sewanee's month of sustainability as she lead a discussion on what the AASHE conference offers to students, what they as individuals hope to gain from it, and what they can bring back to Sewanee afterward.
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 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!
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.