From the Ancient Grain Stomp to an aquaponics system, the Farm accomplished a lot this fall.  Fall on the Farm- A Recap
See how Haley Tucker C'19 has been implementing the Sustainability Master Plan Ethics in Sustainability
Check out how close Sewanee is to its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The OESS will be updating this plan over the next year Domain Management Plan
Students contribute to the ecological interests of the Domain The Deer Hunter in Academia
The NFWF Grant Helps the Domain Continue to Restore Habitats Shortleaf Pine Restoration

About the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability serves as a University resource to shepherd awareness about stewardship and sustainability, as well as catalyzing action throughout the campus, the domain and the community. These efforts are largely driven by student workers, groups, and individual projects across a diverse range of departments and backgrounds. Guidance for this work is heavily derived from the 2013 Sustainability Master Plan, which outlines the University's commitment to sustainability. As outlined in the Plan, the OESS has developed a comprehensive process to help the University achieve a broad array of sustainability goals that cut across all aspects of campus life including: energy, food, water, buildings, materials management, transportation, socially responsible investments, and the curricular engagement of these challenges. Taken from the Plan, “It represents not a definitive statement, but a starting-point for further exploration and dialogue.” Through these efforts, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) reporting process awarded Sewanee a STARS Silver rating. The STARS system is the most comprehensive and widely recognized measurement of an institution’s progress in sustainability, and the Silver rating places Sewanee in the top ten among national liberal arts colleges with the highest commitment to sustainability. 

 

The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Cleveland Annex 110
(931) 598-1559 | oess@sewanee.edu

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