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.
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.
The Western Carolina University student group Eco CATS (Conservation Awareness Team for Sustainability) will sponsor an Earth Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, on the lawn of WCU’s A.K. Hinds University Center.