Moving How We Move
One of the issues we are tackling at Sewanee is transportation. Here is a short piece by Sustainability Undergraduate Fellow David Evans (C'15) about what's happening "off the mountain" in transportation.
Fall Break Trip To Haiti
The Haiti Institute in Sewanee, an organization dedicated to improving livelihoods in Haiti through incentivizing tree planting and maintenance, recently traveled to Haiti over Fall break to check and plan the next steps for the project.
Sewanee at 2013 AASHE
Sewanee is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and was able to bring a large number of students, staff, and faculty to the conference. Held close by in Nashville, TN, the conference was a huge success with many great presentations given, especially by Sewanee folks.
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!
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.