Keeping the Forests Growing…

Written by Patrick Starr I work with the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities as one of the 2012-2013 Sustainability fellows through the Shi Center for Sustainability.  My fellowship is one-year long, full-time in the summer and part-time during the school year. Throughout these past 6 months, my work has helped me expand my sustainability knowledge and understand its practicality in professional application.  Armed with … Continue reading Keeping the Forests Growing…

A PACE Program for Greenville County

Written by Wes Floyd, ‘14 As an intern for the City of Greenville’s Green Ribbon Advisory Committee, I’ve been fortunate to be at the forefront of discussions regarding sustainability within our area. Greenville County, with the leadership of the City of Greenville, is currently considering a property assessed clean energy (PACE) program. This voluntary program would allow property owners to make energy efficiency and renewable … Continue reading A PACE Program for Greenville County

Take a lesson from a Hellbender Salamander…

Written by Rob George Last weekend, I found myself once again in Pisgah National Forest on the hunt for a burley brown trout on a fly. However, instead of going for a day-trip, I was able to spend all weekend enjoying nature with six of my friends. Most of these guys weren’t big on sleeping in the woods, roughing it…but they did look forward to … Continue reading Take a lesson from a Hellbender Salamander…

Sharing Salads…

Written by Kylie Stackis College dorm rooms are full of conflicts. Ashley’s bathroom sink is growing mold, Sarah came back banging pots and pans at 2 AM last Wednesday night, Mike set the temperature at 85 degrees, and the list goes on. Yesterday, I wrote a note on the kitchen fridge, begging for—can you guess?—my roommates to eat more salad. Wait, what? Eat more salad, … Continue reading Sharing Salads…