You Could Be a 2017 Sustainability Scholar!

Swing by one of our upcoming information sessions!  Monday, Dec 5, 2016 @ 4:30 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ Common Hour Both sessions in the Arthus Vining Davis Room (Alvarez 313) Sustainability Scholars address critical sustainability issues through immersive, applied summer experiences. Each student works on-site with a professional mentor to complete and present a Read more about You Could Be a 2017 Sustainability Scholar![…]


Charlotte Sustainability: A Team Effort

My last week at work brought the program full circle. During orientation at the beginning of the summer, Betsy and Joe took us to Asheville for various activities and learning experiences. We learned about coal ash, and the challenges of safely disposing it. The struggle lies in the harmful and even fatal effects of coal Read more about Charlotte Sustainability: A Team Effort[…]

Picnic tables, tumblrs, and so much more!

With the summer soon drawing to a close, efforts to tie up loose ends and wrap up remaining projects are hitting overdrive. Over the course of the summer, I have worked on four main projects that address air, waste, water, and energy issues.  I have spent the majority of my time the past few weeks Read more about Picnic tables, tumblrs, and so much more![…]

My morning with Charlotte’s finest: Katherine’s ride-along with CMPD

Today marks the end of Week 3 at my internship in the Energy and Sustainability Division of the City of Charlotte. Although I have only been working three short weeks, it has been packed with a trip to Asheville, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first electric vehicle fast charging station in Charlotte, a police ride-along, Read more about My morning with Charlotte’s finest: Katherine’s ride-along with CMPD[…]

Quinn Massengill: On the life of a summer farmer

Being at Davidson this summer, without all the busyness from classes and social life, has been an entirely different experience. It’s not only less stressful, but I’ve found that working on the farm and living at the Sustainability Co-operative has been a great deal healthier as well. During the school year, my schedule was just Read more about Quinn Massengill: On the life of a summer farmer[…]

Corporate Sustainability? By Dodi Allocca

In most environmental narratives, Corporate America is portrayed as the enemy. While I agree that large-scale manufacturing can negatively impact human and ecological health, my past two weeks working with the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand have demonstrated how sustainability initiatives on the corporate level can affect pro-environmental change. The Read more about Corporate Sustainability? By Dodi Allocca[…]


Musings from Meredith Hess: Week 1

Monday of this week was Memorial Day and in proper Sustainability Scholar fashion, the group watched the movie Erin Brockovich and ate ~local~ Fuel pizza and Whit’s frozen custard. Quinn and Peter both began working at the Davidson College Farm and Friendship Gardens, respectively, on Monday while the majority of the Sustainability Scholars started their Read more about Musings from Meredith Hess: Week 1[…]