A new grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund will provide resources for some of the University of the South’s sustainability efforts, from student-faculty research to community outreach to managing university energy use.
The grant is expected to fund five student interns for the next three summers, who will collaborate with faculty members on sustainability research projects. The new funding will also provide for energy management software that will allow more sophisticated analysis of, increased efficiency in, and communication about the university’s use of energy. Grant funds will support community action around sustainability as well, with increased outreach opportunities for Sewanee’s Environmental Residents.
At the end of the three-year grant period, the university will host a “virtual conference,” a webinar for sharing the results and experiences with other colleges and universities.