The Learning Experience

Greenbelt Community residents are required to enroll in a one-credit seminar each semester they live in the community. Learn how to live a more sustainable lifestyle while becoming a leader for sustainability on Furman’s campus and in your community. All classes are taught by faculty and staff of the Shi Center for Sustainability.

Fall Course

Sustainability Science 200: Sustainability Living and Leadership

SUS 200 will introduce you and your fellow residents to the multiple facets of sustainability, encourage you to experiment and live a more sustainable lifestyle and provide you with leadership training for promoting campus and community sustainability.

Spring Course

Sustainability Science 201: Making Change Happen

SUS 201 is designed to help you and your fellow residents develop and implement action plans for sustainability-related change on campus or in the Greenville area.

Faculty Mentor

Wes Dripps

Dr. Dripps has been a long supporter and sponsor of Engaged Living programs. A 2014-2015 winner of the Alester G. Furman, Jr. and Janie Earle Furman Meritorious Advising Award, Dr. Dripps currently serves as the faculty mentor for the Greenbelt Community and teaches Sustainability Science 280: Sustainability Leadership and Sustainability Science 281: Making Change Happen.

 

Dr. Dripps previously served as faculty for Environmental Community of Students (ECOS) from 2008-2015, teaching a first-year seminar on Sustainability of Natural Resource and Earth and Environmental Science 112: Introduction to Earth and Environmental Science. He also served as a faculty co-sponsor for the China and the Environment program for 2016-2017.

 

His research focuses on studying the variety of local hydrologic issues pertaining to urbanization, global water issues and ground water modeling.

Staff Mentor

Hannah Dailey

Ms. Dailey serves as a mentor for the Greenbelt Community and teaches Sustainability Science 280: Sustainability Leadership and Sustainability Science 281: Making Change Happen. She is dedicated to sustainability awareness, education, and advocacy.