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Warren Wilson Students Begin Swannanoa River Project

by Mariah Parker, Multimedia Editor

The Warren Wilson Echo Joins In On Paper Reduction Efforts

by Nathan Gower, staff writer

Award-Winning Green Designer Neil Chambers Visits Warren Wilson College

by Mariah Parker, Multimedia Editor

Warren Wilson College Environmental Leadership Center in the Early Stages of Developing an International Sustainability Program

by Christian Diaz, News Editor

Warren Wilson College and the Environmental Leadership Center’s INSULATE Establishes Itself in Western North Carolina

by Nathan Gower, staff writer

Business students initiate sustainable startup

Students to propose a new crew to continuing running operation

Energy Services audits service learning building

Crew assesses energy efficiency of older office on campus

Changes to sustainability leadership

Ehrlich takes over as Environmental Sustainability PAC Representative

Alan Haney returns

The founder of Warren Wilson’s Environmental Studies program returns to campus to discuss his new book, Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land.

The Real Time Utility Monitoring Project

In order to reach the energy consumption goals set by the Climate Action Plan, Energy Services Crew initiated a project that will show exactly how much energy is being consumed at any moment.

ELC hosts author and activist Jeff Biggers: Roadmap to a clean energy future

Interview with Jeff Biggers, visiting author and environmental activist

Biggest energy burden on campus: H20

Did you know what the biggest waste of energy was on WWC’s campus.

Biggest energy burden on campus: water

Jess Fadem, Energy Services’ plumbing specialist, developed a plan to drastically reduce water usage in a majority of buildings across the Warren Wilson College campus.

Margo Flood resigns from post as executive director of Environmental Leadership Center

President Pfeiffer, Open Letter (pfeiffer@wwc) To the Campus Community: I regret to inform you that Margo Flood has decided to resign from her roles as executive director of the Environmental Leadership Center (ELC) and chief sustainability official of the College, effective May 15, 2011. The ELC has contributed greatly to the success of the College, [...]

Warren Wilson participates in 350 climate campaign

Elizabeth Bonham, Design Editor (ebonham@wwc) Climate change activist and author Bill McKibben adressed an enthusiastic crowd Wednesday night in the college Chapel. His second visit to Warren Wilson in the past five years, McKibben delivered his lecture as part of his latest “350 mission” environmental action tour. The audience, which more than filled the capacity [...]

John Brock and students to study health impacts of climate change

Acting division chair of environmental science and chemistry professor John Brock, Ph.D, has received a federal grant from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to study the health impacts of climate change in southern Appalachia.

So your water looks clean

Last year the campus greening crew found that over 20 offices regularly purchased bottled water coolers. If we are going to buy jugs of water for departments or crews, shouldn’t we be buying them locally? What’s the truth behind bottled water and purity levels?

College receives acollade from Sierra Club

For the fourth year in a row, Warren Wilson College is one of Sierra Magazine’s top 20 “Cool Schools” – colleges and universities recognized for their efforts to stop global warming and operate sustainably. Warren Wilson, ranked No. 14 this year, has appeared on the annual list ever since Sierra launched it in 2007. “It [...]

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