Campus Sustainability Initiatives


Stan J. Cross
Environmental Leadership Center Interim Director

Stan Cross Address:
WWC CPO 6323
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.3782


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Sustainable Agriculture Student

Warren Wilson College seeks to provide an education combining the liberal arts, work, and service with a strong commitment to environmental responsibility and cross-cultural understanding in a setting that promotes wisdom, spiritual growth, and contribution to the common good.

Warren Wilson demonstrates its strong commitment to environmental responsibility through these commitments:

Demonstrating Commitment

The following areas have developed sustainability initiatives that demonstrate the colleges commitment to environmental responsibility:

Environmental Literacy

Environmental Education Audubon Intern Tom Yawkey Wildlife Preserve Intern Environmental Education

Food Systems

Cow Pie Cafe Herb Garden College Garden Compost


Biodiesel Honda Hybrid Bus Solar Golfcart

Green Building Practices

Alternative Building Methods Campus-Harvested and Milled Lumber Buildings Constructed to LEEDS Standards EcoDorm

Land Use

The College Farm Managed Forests Propane Mower Organic Gardening

Recycling and Waste Management

Sorting Recycling Cardboard Bales Free Store Garbology Study

Energy Conservation

Compact Fluorescents SIPs Insulation PV Powered Street Lamp Solar Energy Design