Sustainability in Sewanee

Today we learned how to make maps and fly through them using a program called GIS. While in the sustainability section we switched light bulbs from 32 watt to 25 watt light bulbs. Just by changing the light bulbs and removing unnecessary lights they are saving around $36,000 a year. We then talked to the outreach people and discussed the different community service opportunities that are available. Some of which involve traveling to places like Haiti and Costa Rica to feed the hungry and teach people how to farm with environmental efficiency. After that we went into Rachel’s office and ranked her on how much of an effort she was making to go green. Later, we went to one of the bathrooms in the Hoffman dorm room and discussed how they were replacing the faucets to reduce the amount of water coming out to preserve it and save money. We finished the day with rock climbing at Fowler, a trip or two to a playground, and watching Cast Away. We are all ready for the 4th of July, it’s a shame it will rain but we will make the best of it!

Written by: Cullen Chew, Crosby Lipscomb, McKayla Hochstetler, Aubrey Phillips

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