The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (OESS) recognizes the importance of the planet and its resources. We serve the University community by shepherding awareness of stewardship and sustainability, as well as catalyzing action throughout the campus, the Domain, and the region.

Sustainability Commitment

Sustaining Arcadia

The Gifford Pinchot-led Domain management plan is something of an origin story for Sewanee, particularly as it concerns the relationship between the University and its resources. The importance of that story is not always completely apparent, but it comes down to this: A healthy and restorative earth is not an entitlement; it always and only exists because of a good plan.

There have been many historical management plans, with the most recent being the 2019 Domain Management Plan which outlines goals by which the Domain is to be managed. 

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