Students to propose a new crew to continuing running operation
Crew assesses energy efficiency of older office on campus
Ehrlich takes over as Environmental Sustainability PAC Representative
The founder of Warren Wilson’s Environmental Studies program returns to campus to discuss his new book, Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land.
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.
Interview with Jeff Biggers, visiting author and environmental activist
Checking the quality of the Swannanoa
Did you know what the biggest waste of energy was on WWC’s campus.
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.
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, [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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?
The campus community reflects on the loss of a natural fixture.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]