• Students rehearsing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum under environmentally friendly stage lights.
    Students rehearsing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum under environmentally friendly stage lights.
    Drew Anthony Smith

A recent Smithsonian article, ”Is a Texas Town the Future of Renewable Energy?,” wonderfully highlighted our city’s commitment to sustainability. Under Mayor Dale Ross, Georgetown is now the largest city in the country to be powered entirely by renewable energy.

Southwestern has long been a leader in renewable energy efforts, converting to 100% wind power across campus in 2010. Our positive experience provided a model for Georgetown, helping the city navigate its own transition to 100% renewable energy last year.

Mayor Ross explains, “We have the same goals as Southwestern,” when discussing not only the environmental benefits or sustainability, but also the positive economic impacts going 100% renewable.

Southwestern is proud to be a leader and model in sustainability. To read more about the SU’s history with renewable energy, student-led initiatives and environmental studies programs, check out Sustainability Begins with “SU.”

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