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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

Tests identify E. Coli hot spots in river, efforts begin to “upgrade” river from grade C to B

Checking the quality of the Swannanoa

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, [...]

An update and reminder from the Environmental Leadership Center

At the Environmental Leadership Center, focus has been directed towards educational campaigns that run in line with the interests of the Climate Action Goal: a 25% reduction in Electricity and a 20% reduction in Natural Gas use by 2014.

Farm Manager Chase Hubbard elected to Conservation Board

Warren Wilson’s Farm Manager Chase Hubbard defeated incumbent Jeff Turner on Tuesdays’ election by 143 votes, earning a spot on Buncombe County’s Soil and Water Conservation Board.

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?

Iconic tree is removed

The campus community reflects on the loss of a natural fixture.

Native grasses flourish on Fortune Field

by Catie Eichberg, Staff Writer (ceichberg@wwc) Head on up to Fortune Field and you’ll see an acre’s worth of grasses and forbs–the name for all plants we grow on campus that are not grasses–in rows, all planted over the summer by the Native Plants Crew and other students. The seeds from which the Purple Top, [...]

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 [...]

Earth day celebration on campus

Elizabeth Gunto, staff writer On April 19, Warren Wilson College will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in Canon  Lounge with poetry readings, an art show, old-time music and dancing. Poets, including Keith Flynn, Janisse Ray, Thomas Raincrow and Warren Wilson faculty such as Professor Catherine Reid and Sebastian Matthews, will read. The old-time [...]

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