Lipscomb University Sustainability News
Lipscomb's green leader attends Al Gore's Inconvenient slide show training
The director of Lipscomb University's Institute for Sustainable Practice was part of the inaugural group of faith leaders to participate in one of Al Gore’s climate change training seminars, made famous through the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
Dedication Day debuts $21 million in new green construction in music, pharmacy, housing
Lipscomb University’s Dedication Day, Tuesday, Aug. 26, kicked off the fall 2008 semester with a marathon of ribbon-cuttings, receptions and tours to celebrate almost $21 million in new green construction on campus.
Lipscomb students go organic at grand opening of Bennett Campus Center, March 4
The newly renovated Bennett Campus Center, will celebrate its grand re-opening on March 4, with a ribbon-cutting attended by Mayor Karl Dean at 9:30 a.m. The Campus Center, with $2.3 million in improvements, will boast the new Arlo’s Bison Café, featuring organic salads, granite slab ice cream, and a cereal bar.
National environment, business expert tapped for Lipscomb’s first sustainability summit
Paul Hawken, entrepreneur, author and leading proponent of “green” corporations, will be the keynote speaker on April 3 for Lipscomb University’s Tennessee Green Business Summit, introducing the state’s business owners to the ins and outs of eco-friendly, sustainable operations.
Lipscomb is first in state to test a new sustainability rating for its operations
Lipscomb is among 93 colleges and universities in the nation selected as pilot campuses to use STARS, a rating system developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, to measure overall sustainability on campus.