Sustainability as a way of life
“We have a first-rate faculty and an unequalled setting. How do we take what we have and shape it into an academic program that radiates a commitment to living beyond the classroom what we have learned in the classroom? How do we make sustainability a way of life? How do we make our Environmental Studies program the best in the country and demonstrate throughout our campus the practice of sensible environmental stewardship?”
Vice-Chancellor and President John McCardell, Jr.
Sewanee has an ambitious vision for what it means to be a truly sustainable college campus in the 21st century. It is a vision that focuses on the convergence of students, faculty, staff and members of the community, who are working together to make sustainability, as Vice-Chancellor McCardell stated, “a way of life.” As we develop programs and incorporate the concepts behind sustainability into academic programs and the fabric of our community, we believe that we will educate students who will be leaders and engaged citizens. They will work on some of the most pressing issues of our time—from addressing global warming to providing innovative, green solutions to economic challenges.