Learn how to live a more sustainable lifestyle while
becoming a leader for sustainability on Furman's
campus and in your community. Study global and
environmental topics while meeting with local
sustainability leaders in the Greenville community. Learn how to confront important issues such
as population, climate change, and landscape
transformation. Visit local sustainability landmarks
such as Happy Cow Creamery or Earthaven Eco Village, and get your hands
"dirty" participating in activities such as a campus
waste audit or helping with harvests in the Furman
Organic Garden. Receive national recognition
from your participation in college sustainability competitions.
Fall: Earth and Environmental Science 112: An
Introduction to Environmental Science
fulfills the "Empirical Study of the Natural World with lab
and/or Humans and the Natural Environment" GER
credit) explores the scientific consequences of human
impact on the natural Earth system, including natural
hazards, resource depletion, and waste disposal and pollution.
Spring: FYS 1126: Sustainability of Natural
(which fulfills the first-year seminar
graduation requirement) examines the sustainability of
industrial, agricultural, and natural systems while
covering a wide range of global environmental topics.