Daniel Church, C'11, began a post-baccalaureate fellowship with Director of Sustainability Integration Marvin Pate, and the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability in July 2012. Church received a B.A. in Environmental Studies: Policy. The year-long fellowship will see Church helping to coordinate various sustainability-related student groups while also helping to draft sections of the Sustainability Master Plan, such as Transportation, Groundskeeping, Stormwater Management, and Campus Planning. Church will also help coordinate recycling efforts, and initiate new sustainability programs being rolled out across campus during the 2012-2013 academic year.
As a student at Sewanee, Church served as the Office of Sustainability’s first intern in the summer of 2010, working with projects dealing with building efficiency and campus transportation. In Fall 2010 he also served as a Sustainability Fellow, completing an independent study with Dr. Martin Knoll researching the feasibility of natural gas drilling on the Domain. Church is also currently working on a reforestation project in Haiti with Professor of Biology Deb McGrath, as well as helping to coordinate new programs for the Center for Religion and the Environment, a venture connecting the undergraduate College, School of Theology, and St. Mary’s.