The Lion's Roar

(From right to left) Sustainability manager Alejandro Martinez introduces Physical Plant Director Bryon Patterson, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and University President John L. Crain to the Sustainability Center. The SEED Building is an educational experience where they learn about geothermal heating, solar power and more.

Southeastern’s Sustainability Center wins national award

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

Southeastern’s Sustainability Center received the Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award from the U.S. Department of Education last month.  The university was one of only five postsecondary...

Earth Day promotes being environmentally conscious.  The day became officially recognized in 1970.

Student perceptions towards Earth Day

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter April 16, 2019

Though the university has no planned celebration on Earth Day, promotion for the meaning of the day continues. Despite a lack of formal ceremony, the Sustainability Center has been involved in efforts,...

The university has recently decided to further their green efforts. A committee, originally formed as an anti-litter initiative, is now looking to expand their plans by installing 220 geothermal wells. 90 of these wells are located on the north side of Ascension Hall, and the remaining 130 are to be installed where Zachary Taylor Hall once stood.

University digging into sustainability

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter January 29, 2019

The university installed 90 geothermal wells on the north side of Ascension Hall with 130 currently being added at the former site of Zachary Taylor Hall. This sustainability effort began almost two years...

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