News

Constructed Wetland Project marks its first year

June 28, 2017
Sewanee's Constructed Wetland Project celebrated its first year in operation in June, and multiple research partnerships between Sewanee faculty and students and personnel from the University of Georgia will continue in the year ahead.

Island Ecology kicks off its 31st year

June 8, 2017
Sewanee's Island Ecology program kicked off its 31st year on St. Catherines Island last week.

Graduation 2017

May 15, 2017
Sewanee's environmental programs graduated over sixty students across our six majors this past Sunday, and we also bid farewell to long-time Geology Professor Dr. Steve Shaver.

Commissioner of Agriculture visits Sewanee

May 5, 2017
Jai Templeton, Tennessee's Commissioner of Agriculture, visited Sewanee this week along with State Forester Jere Jeter and the board of the Tennessee Forestry Association to tour the Domain and see recent management projects.

Katharine Wilkinson speaks about Drawdown

May 5, 2017
Katharine Wilkinson (C'05 and Rhodes Scholar) came back home on April 27 to speak about Drawdown, her recent collaboration with Paul Hawken.

The Songs of Trees

April 10, 2017
Professor David Haskell's new book, The Songs of Trees, was released on April 4th. Dr. Haskell will be speaking about his book in Convocation Hall on April 17th at 4:30 pm.

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Sustainability tour in Nashville

March 28, 2017
Sewanee's Integrated Program in the Environment and Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability are teaming up to send a van of students to Nashville to tour green urban projects with Dr. Dodd Galbreath of Lipscomb University's Institute for Sustainable Practice.

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News and Updates

March 4, 2017
There are several upcoming events in the environmental arena at Sewanee, including talks by David Haskell and Katharine Wilkinson and a sustainability tour with Lipscomb University in Nashville.

Dr. Paul Farmer receives an honorary degree at Sewanee

January 22, 2017
Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, was in Sewanee last week to visit with classes and to receive an honorary degree at our Easter convocation.

Sir Peter Crane visits Sewanee

January 22, 2017
Sir Peter Crane, the former director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London and the former dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, spent several days in Sewanee last week to give our convocation address and to visit with SIPE faculty and students.

Student wildland fire training at Sewanee

January 10, 2017
Sewanee students are taking a week long training session to obtain their fire-fighting credentials.

Sewanee's reservoir levels continue to fall

November 15, 2016
The water levels in Lake Jackson continue to fall as Sewanee remains in a severe drought.

Watersheds and Wetlands at Sewanee

October 23, 2016
Sewanee will be hosting discussions and site visits concerning watershed management and constructed wetlands this Friday and Saturday (October 28 and 29).

Sewanee students visit Louisiana-Pacific Headquarters

October 14, 2016
Sewanee students visited the Louisiana-Pacific Headquarters in downtown Nashville last week and were also hosted at Nissan Stadium for a round of presentations by regional natural resource professionals.

Environmental Law, Religious Politics, and Ecological Restoration to be highlighted next week

October 4, 2016
Next week, Sewanee will host two lectures on Environmental Law and American Religious Politics (Oct. 10) and Ecological Restoration (Oct. 13).

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Environment and Sustainability Newsletter

September 29, 2016
The bi-monthly newsletter from the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability was released today and readers will find updates about our sustainability initiatives as well as our environmental academic programs.

Sewanee yellow poplar used for dugout canoe at Russell Cave National Monument

September 15, 2016
A yellow poplar from the Domain was recently shipped to Russell Cave National Monument so they could build a traditional dugout canoe.

Seeking student sustainability fellows

September 12, 2016
Information session for student sustainability fellows on September 19

Sewanee students conduct research in Haiti

September 2, 2016
This summer, five Sewanee students and a St. Andrews-Sewanee student worked closely with Haitian counterparts on a long-term ecosystem services research project in Haiti's central plateau region.

Competition for students to attend the AASHE conference

August 27, 2016
Sewanee's Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability invites students to apply to be a representative of the University at the 2016 AASHE Convention in Baltimore on Oct. 9-11 this coming fall semester.

Upcoming Environmental Events

August 22, 2016
Photographs of prehistoric cave paintings to be featured at Sewanee.