Sewanee has been awarded consulting services to update the campus sustainability plan.

Ten colleges and universities, including the University of the South, have been announced as the winners of a pro bono consulting opportunity that will help advance climate projects on their campuses.

Sewanee will use the technical support provided by Brailsford & Dunlavey to update its existing sustainability direction in order to ensure that its objectives are aligned and up to date, and to broaden its standard climate action plan to one that engages the regional community. As an anchor institution on the Cumberland Plateau, the university’s plan must meet the future needs of not only the campus but the region as well.

"The University of the South is honored to be among the colleges and universities selected for the pro bono consulting award from Brailsford & Dunlavey. This opportunity to update the sustainability plans for the university will catalyze and accelerate campuswide engagement and implementation, said Scott Wilson, vice provost for planning and strategic initiatives. “The project will advance our quest for carbon neutrality and sustainability, which is an important local effort to meet global environmental challenges." 

The opportunity was issued by Second Nature, a Boston-based NGO whose mission is to accelerate climate action in and through higher education. The technical assistance at each of the 10 selected campuses will be worth between $7,500 and $10,000.

Second Nature received nearly 50 applications for the awards. “B&D would like to thank each of the finalists for the outstanding quality in submissions. The range of institutions and specificity of their plans made it abundantly clear that aggressive climate action is the next frontier for colleges and universities working to control expenditures and operate responsibly,” said Paul Brailsford, CEO of Brailsford & Dunlavey.