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: EES 112: An
Introduction to Environmental Science
(which fulfills the Empirical Study of the Natural World with lab and Humans and the Natural Environment" GER credits) explores the scientific consequences of human impact on the natural Earth system, including natural hazards, resource depletion, and waste disposal and pollution.
Spring: SUS 125: Sustainability and Society
(which fulfills the Ultimate Questions GER credit) examines the grand challenge of sustainability science, which is to improve both the well-being of the people on Earth and reduce the impact of humanity on the environment at the same time. What does "sustainable" mean? Explore the ethical obligations and realistic challenges of achieving this goal.