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Sustainability

The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability connects campus and community through applied, interdisciplinary teaching and research.​​​​​​​

We provide a hub where students, educators and community leaders work together, exploring complex themes at the nexus of human and environmental well-being. For us, it’s about leveraging the best of the liberal arts to solve sustainability challenges – in Greenville and beyond.​​

At Furman University, sustainability is more than a buzzword. It’s part of our identity. Every year, we find new ways to infuse sustainability into our curriculum and operations.

In the classroom, you’ll find our students and faculty pursuing research and implementing innovative ideas that will lead our society toward a more sustainable future. Outside our lecture halls, we are reducing our environmental footprint and helping our neighbors do the same. Bottom line, sustainability is in our DNA.

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Furman courses that integrate sustainability content

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The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability connects campus and community through applied, interdisciplinary teaching and research.

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Programs

If you're interested in studying sustainability at Furman, you're not short of options. Furman provides a broad range of sustainability-related courses to undergraduates.

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Faculty Affiliates

Professors in our network are thought leaders and doers.

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