Who we are Shi Center

At the Shi Center for Sustainability, we are more than a thought leader in higher education. Sure, we are constantly seeking ways to infuse sustainability into Furman's curriculum and operations. But as global citizens with a vested interest in leading our society toward a more sustainable future, our programs and ideas extend beyond Furman's campus to make a significant impact.

Our resolute focusteaching the ethics of sustainability and graduating global citizens who act sustainably in their professional and personal livesis at the core of all our activities. We provide a hub where educators, students and community leaders can work together, exploring the most complex issues of sustainability. By bringing these minds together, we have the ability to partner on campus and community projects to generate solutions that can be modeled across the globe.

Annual report

Every year, we evaluate our progress and share our stories. Read our annual report.

Our partners

Working with local community organizations is vital to our success. Meet our partners.

Furman's sustainability master plan

As members of the Furman community, one of our tasks is to coordinate the institution's quest to become a more sustainable campus. Furman's sustainability master plan, Sustainable Furman, was passed unanimously by the Board of Trustees in 2009. The plan includes the university's Climate Action Plan targeting carbon neutrality by 2026, the year of Furman's bicentennial. Through the actions and strategies laid out in the plan, we are creating a culture of conservation. Download Sustainable Furman as a PDF.

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