Warren Wilson College News

WWC dining hall ranks 2nd nationally among “Greenest Cafeterias”

By: Ben Anderson

The magazine Plenty: The World in Green has selected Warren Wilson College as “Runner up” in the category of “Greenest Cafeterias” among college and university dining halls nationwide.

In a feature titled “Green campuses 3.0,” the magazine writes, “Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, where students spend 15 hours a week sweating it out on an organic farm that helps feed the school.” In addition to beef and pork from the farm, a substantial amount of produce in Warren Wilson’s main dining hall and vegan/vegetarian Cowpie Cafe comes from the college’s pesticide-free vegetable and fruit garden.

  • The Sierra Club’s Sierra magazine ranked Warren Wilson No. 4 among the "10 Coolest Schools" nationwide in the fight against global warming – the second straight year that the college has made Sierra’s top four.
  • TheDailyGreen.com, an online publication of Hearst Communications, placed Warren Wilson No. 2 on its list of “10 of the Greenest Colleges in America.”
  • Blue Ridge Outdoors selected WWC as the Southeast’s "Greenest College" for the second consecutive year.
  • Blue Ridge Country magazine cited Warren Wilson in a feature titled "The Future of Appalachia: 14 People and Places Making a Difference in the Region."

The “Green campuses 3.0” feature in Plenty magazine can be retrieved by clicking here.

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