Sewanee Launches Green Revolving Fund Do you have an idea about how we can save energy or water on campus? Has it been nagging you?
Read more
Sewanee’s Natural Environment Sewanee’s 13,000-acre campus provides a powerful natural laboratory for students and faculty to understand sustainability and the environment. The Sewanee community refers to the swath of land as The Domain, an appellation befitting an asset that is intrinsic to the university. The topography is rugged and diverse, invitingly so. There are caves, coves and cliffs, waterfalls and wetlands, meadows, ponds, forests, streams and lakes—an environment that begs to be explored.
Read more
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.
Read more
Sewanee Receives Silver Sustainability Rating After months of long meetings, countless conversations, and seemingly insurmountable metrics, the grading is finally complete: Sewanee’s Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability announces that the university has achieved the certification of AASHE STARS Silver, joining a small group of liberal arts colleges that have attained that rating.
Read more

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Out in the Field - Herpetology Edition

April 14, 2014

Saunders Drukker, C'17 shares a field lab experience with a video.

Read more

Palm Sunday Connection: Deforestation in Belize

April 11, 2014

As a class project in Professor Evans' Conservation Biology course this semester, we are studying how the demand for palm leaves by churches on Palm Sunday has created a market for illegally harvested palm leaves from the rain forests of Belize and leading to deforestation and land degradation.

Read more

Josh Slotnick to speak on the student farm movement

April 10, 2014

Josh Slotnick (University of Montana) will be on campus April 16 and 17 to give a talk on sustainable agriculture and the student farm movement, and to share his poetry.

Read more

Jon Evans named science advisor for Resilient Landscapes Initiative

April 09, 2014

Jon Evans, assistant provost for environmental stewardship and sustainability, has recently been appointed as a science advisor for an Open Space Institute (OSI) initiative focused on wildlife adaptation to climate change.

Read more