Sustainability Fellows

Elizabeth Livingston, Waste Diversion Coordinator: Dining Services

Natural Resources

Elizabeth is from Birmingham, AL and currently a senior at the University of the South. She is majoring in natural resources which is a combination of forestry and geology. Elizabeth grew up spending lots of time outdoors doing things like camping, whitewater canoeing, and hiking. Her time in nature inspired her interest in earth sciences. She hopes to use the knowledge she gained to help her community be more environmentally sustainable.

The past few summers Elizabeth has been an intern with Alabama Power where she had learned a lot about land management. It also taught her about how to most efficiently communicate with the public about why sustaining the environment is important. She will use these skills to help the campus of Sewanee and its students to have a smaller environmental footprint.

In particular, she is helping to decrease waste streams within the dining services on campus.‌ Elizabeth is working with McClurg Dining Hall to implement new technologies or practices to aid in the reduction of waste across the campus. She will also expand her project to aid all dining services in reducing their waste streams. 

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