Energy & Climate

A visit from the Southern Environmental Law Center

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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.

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"Between God and Green": an accomplished alumna presents a different side of sustainability

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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.

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Sustainability Outreach Takes a Hold at Sewanee

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As Sewanee looks to become an ever more sustainable institution, the University is also looking to assist members of the entire community in achieving a level of sustainability of their own. While most people equate sustainability as simply environmentalism and recycling, it links environmental stability with economic vitality and social justice. Sewanee hopes to not only help the planet but also help the local community at the same time.

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PowerSave Campus Interns Host Green Career Panel

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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.

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Construction Update, Fall 2012

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While on a recent walk around campus with Reggie Vachon, Sewanee’s assistant director of Physical Plant Services, he remarked that this academic year would henceforth be known as “The Year of the Orange Fence” at Sewanee. And any quick visit to campus will indeed reveal new construction in numerous locations.

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