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Check out this opportunity to express your passion for the great wild

March 4th, 2008

Warren Wilson College Trustee Jim Kuhns has shared this opportunity
with us.  Consider applying for the The Rowell Award.  It celebrates
the accomplishments of famed adventurers and photographers Galen and
Barbara Rowell, who died in a plane crash in 2002. The Rowell Award
honors that adventurer whose artistic passion illuminates the wild
places of the world, and whose accomplishments significantly benefit
both the environment and the people who inhabit these lands and
regions. For more information about the Rowell Award, please visit
www.rowellaward.com <http://www.rowellaward.com/>.


Heartstone Appalachian Celebration at Warren Wilson College

September 28th, 2007

NOVEMBER 28TH, 7:15 PM Canon Lounge on campus

Join us for an evening of poetry, prose, music and art. NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer joined by Thomas Crowe, Keith Flynn, Holly Iglesias, John Lane, Sebastian Matthews, Glenis Redmond, and Catherine Reid will read from their works; Old Time music and dance by the Appalachian Music Program, and regional artists’ work will be on display; book signing to follow.

Free and open to the public.

For more information call: 828.771.3006


WWC EcoDorm Serves As Case Study For New NC Conservation Bill

September 11th, 2007

The North Carolina legislature just ratified S668 – AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY AND WATER USE IN STATE, UNIVERSITY, AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDINGS. Data provided by the Campus Greening Crew for Warren Wilson’s EcoDorm served as the case study for an energy efficient building, and was put foth by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) to promote the legislation.

This past spring, Warren Wilson’s Campus Greening student crew provided McCayne Miller, Business and Outreach Manager for the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, with information on the environmental performance of the EcoDorm. The EcoDorm, built in 2001, is pending LEED Platinum certification. Though it is commonly known that LEED designed buildings can save up to 50% in electric usage, monitoring energy usage in efficient buildings is not yet a common practice. Warren Wilson students captured and analyzed this data and their efforts were well-rewarded.

According to Miller, "The students, staff and faculty should be proud and share in celebrating this accomplishment – you played an important role in affecting change."


10th Anniversary Voyager Expedition!

January 25th, 2007

Join ELC director and trip leader John Huie, August 4 – 11th for a spectacular canoe trip along the old fur traders route in Northern Ontario. For detailed information visit: www.warren-wilson.edu/~elc/ 2007 Brochure.pdf
Reserve your space soon!


EcoDorm Manual Inspires All

Closer to home, WWC's EcoDorm has fostered the growth of a remarkable community of residents committed to sustainable living. Students have just produced the EcoDorm manual – a guide to fully realizing the potential of the building to support a light ecological footprint. Scroll down to the EcoDorm description at: www.warren-wilson.edu/environmental/initiatives.php to link to this manual.


Happy Holidays

December 13th, 2006

Holiday greetings from all the staff and students of the Environmental
Leadership Center. As you celebrate this season, and look ahead to the
new year, we urge you to join us in renewed commitment to the health and
prosperity of this planet and all its species for generations to come.

We invite you to reflect upon the words of corporate and literary leaders
who have inspired us on campus this fall. If you would like to hear Ray
Anderson's comments delivered at Warren Wilson College in November, visit
XXXXXX. If you would like to hear excerpts from Janisse Ray, John Lane,
Thomas Rain Crowe, Ann Turkle, Sebastian Matthews, Jeff Davis, Gary
Lilley, and Catherine Reid, please visit http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~elc/Audiorecordings.shtml.

In honor of this precious planet, our best wishes,
the ELC staff and students


Heartstone Readings

October 20th, 2006

Check this site again by November 1st to find text and photos from the
Heartstone Event held on October 16th.  Call Margo Flood at 771.2002 for
more information. please click here to hear the contributors read their poems.


Ray Anderson Speaking at WWC

October 20th, 2006

Ray Anderson, corporate sustainability leader and founder and CEO of
Interface, Inc., will speak at the Warren Wilson College Chapel on
November 10th at 7:15 pm about the profitability of sustainability for
industry and business.  This event is free and open to the public.  Call
Ellen Querin at 771.3006 for more information.


Heartstone 2006 Fall Event

September 27th, 2006

Join us for an uncommon evening of music, poetry, and prose

October 16th, 2006 Canon Lounge, Warren Wilson College, 7:30

Musical prelude begins at 7:15

Free and open to the public

Janisse Ray will be joined by Heartstone contributors Thomas Rain Crowe, John Lane, Sebastian Matthews, Jeff Davis, Gary Lilley, Ann Turkle, and Catherine Reid for the Heartstone Fall Event celebrating the theme of the last issue – Water. Music will be provided by the Warren Wilson Chorale, directed by Milt Crotts.Scenic design by the Warren Wilson Theatre Department will be featured and the works of artists Dusty Benedict and John Dickson will be displayed. A book signing will follow the celebration.

Call Ellen Querin at 828.771.3006 for more information.