Residing in a net-zero, LEED-certified, sustainable showcase home, next to an organic farm in the heart of Furman’s campus, the Shi Institute brings together environmental scientists and economists, urban planners and policy experts, students, faculty, and community members, and sustainability visionaries and elected officials to collaboratively pursue and promote sustainable communities.
Sustainability at Furman
Sustainability is part of our identity and has been a core university value and a strategic priority for decades.
The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities connects campus and community around promoting sustainable human flourishing through education, research, and leadership.
Programs and Services
The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities is a regional hub for sustainability education, research, and leadership. We have developed a wide array of sustainability programs to serve the local and regional sustainability ecosystem.
Meet our Staff
We are here to promote and support campus and community sustainability efforts. Have a question?
A Community-Centered Climate Future 2024 CCL Southeast Conference We're proud to host Citizens Climate Lobby's Southeast Regional Conference April 6-7 at Furman University. Conference-goers will hear from leading experts pioneering the path to climate...Continue Reading >
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Your gift to The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities supports critical work in the areas of climate resilience and biodiversity protection and is invaluable to efforts geared toward advancing sustainability on campus and in our communities.
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