A tribe of responsibility
A personal account of the eco-trend at educational institutions.
Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 14:43
I am now officially a member of the College of William and Mary. This school has a proud tradition and a beautiful campus, hardly detached from the encompassing wilderness. In addition, there has been a recent and advantageous push to transform the college into a top eco-friendly facility. The campus has undergone expansion while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions by 16 percent since 2002.
I am also currently part of a promising group of community scholars. Within this collaborative group, I am a member of a "Living with the Environment" course that incorporates community projects with skill development and learning. Furthermore, one of the largest groups at the school is the Council on Sustainability, which has wide-ranging influence in campus policy.
To extrapolate, this may very well be part of a larger picture. More and more, universities and other educational institutions are moving towards greater sustainability and eco-consciousness. I look forward to highlighting school projects as they are put into motion later in the year.
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