Davidson College Sustainability Scholars Summer 2016

Our 2016 partner organizations

Our scholars are interned with these organizations in the Summer of 2016. Click the icon to learn more.
Go to Davidson College Farm

Davidson College Farm

Go to Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County

Go to City of Charlotte

City of Charlotte

Friendship Gardens

Go to Envision Charlotte

Envision Charlotte

Go to Crescent Communities

Crescent Communities

Go to Clean Air Carolina

Clean Air Carolina

Go to Sustain Charlotte

Sustain Charlotte

Go to Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand

Sustainability Scholars

More Than Just an Internship
Translate summer experience into careers with social impact

Sustainability Scholars address critical sustainability issues through real-world, immersive summer projects. Working anywhere from the skyscrapers in Charlotte to community gardens in food deserts, students integrate problem-solving skills through a wide range of community-based projects.

Students are placed with community partners across many different sectors: corporate, government, and non-profit. They bring insights on the opportunities and challenges unique to their sector back to the group. Cross-sector sharing illuminates how these different organizations define and act upon sustainability.

Scholars live intentionally with their group in the Sustainability Cooperative on Davidson's campus. Here they practice the skills necessary to build an inclusive community, constructively challenge each others’ worldviews, achieve deep levels of trust, and inspire creativity.

  • Asheville, NC: Clean Water for NC, Asheville Green Works, Highland Brewing Company, Green Sage Cafe, Western NC Wastewater Treatment, MountainTrue

  • Red Acres Dairy Farm, Carolina Raptor Center, Discovery Place, Meeting with Mayor Roberts, Meeting with Environmental Lawyers

  • Bee keeping at the Davidson Farm, volunteering at the Davidson Community Garden, weekly community dinners , teaching environmental lessons at Freedom Schools

  • Purchasing food at the weekly farmer's market, car pool to work, sustainable living challenges

Get to Know our Sustainability Scholars


Ingersoll Rand
Rising Junior, Environmental Studies and Spanish Major

Jonathan Lee

Envision Charlotte
Rising Junior, Environmental Studies Major

Kate Meeks

Mecklenburg County
Rising Junior, Anthropology Major, Environmental Studies Mino

Katherine English

City of Charlotte
Rising Senior, Political Science Major


Clean Air Carolina
Rising Sophomore, Undeclared

Meredith Hess

Ingersoll Rand
Rising Junior, Environmental Studies Major

Peter Whitehouse

Friendship Gardens
Rising Junior, Environmental Studies and Music Major

Quinn Massengill

Davidson College Farm
Rising Sophomore, English Major, Environmental Studies Minor

Steffaney Wood

Sustain Charlotte
Rising Junior, Environmental Studies Major, Pre-Med

Taylor Brendle

Cresent Communities
Rising Senior, Psychology and Religion Major

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