You Could Be a 2017 Sustainability Scholar!

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

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[…]

Churches and Bankers and Kids – Oh My!

Churches and Bankers and Kids – Oh My!

In my penultimate week on the Freindship Gardens Urban Farm, our staff managed volunteers. Now this task by itself is nothing unusual; we love having volunteers give us their time and effort. In fact, eighty percent of the work done at the Friendship Gardens Urban Farm comes from volunteers. But this week, the staff and Read more about Churches and Bankers and Kids – Oh My![…]

ON THE AIR with sustainability

ON THE AIR with sustainability

By Margo Stockdale On Monday, July 18, the citizen science team headed over to the Beasley Media Group for our shot at prime time (well, if prime time were actually 6 am on Saturdays and Sundays). We were meeting Francene Morris of the Francene Marie Show. We went to chat about our project, including our Read more about ON THE AIR with sustainability[…]

The Characters of Carpooling – Friends Edition

The Characters of Carpooling – Friends Edition

Everyone says they have a great carpool.  But do they really? Even though, most mornings someone is running out the door spilling coffee down their leg, another is trying to figure out what exactly they are forgetting, and yet another is worrying about the traffic, the Susty Scholars carpool is the BEST. Now how good can a carpool Read more about The Characters of Carpooling – Friends Edition[…]

Finding My Place in Sustainability

Finding My Place in Sustainability

Last week, I found myself in a familiar situation; let me paint the scene. I, along with several other of my Sustainability Scholar peers, had been invited to the Summer Sustainability “Lunch-Bunch”, an illuminati-esque meeting where sustainability directors from organizations in and around the Charlotte area gather to match wits and discuss current affairs surrounding Read more about Finding My Place in Sustainability[…]

Picnic tables, tumblrs, and so much more!

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![…]

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