Enhancing the Cullowhee Creek corridor, providing a solar panel picnic table and researching how to build a compactor that would remove coffee lids from coffee cups and place each in its respective recycling bin are among the proposals approved by Western Carolina University’s Sustainable Energy Initiative for the 2017-18 academic year.
Western Carolina University’s Sustainable Energy Initiative is seeking environmentally friendly proposals from WCU students, faculty and staff to improve the campus’ sustainability while providing educational value for students at the same time.
When Western Carolina University’s Staff Senate and Office of Sustainability and Energy Management held an open forum recently, the students, faculty and staff in attendance made one thing clear: WCU’s success in sustainability is a shared responsibility.
Western Carolina University’s Staff Senate and the Office of Sustainability and Energy Management will hold a campuswide open forum on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the A.K. Hinds University Center’s theater to discuss the current state of sustainability, energy management and recycling at the university.
When Western Carolina University alumnus Chase Weddle began working two years ago with two classmates, Ross Henley and Robert Bianculli, on their Department of Engineering and Technology senior capstone project, a solar power generating facility and hammock “hanging lounge,” he figured it would just be a research project that would eventually be put in a file and maybe used in the future.
A preview of Western Carolina University’s new Electron Garden on the Green and presentations focusing on environmental advocacy and the Cherokees’ relationship with rivers top the agenda for WCU’s Earth and Wellness Celebration.